Error "Failed to parse command line arguments: Option '/deploydir' parse error: could not parse '" /deploytype machine' to 'System.String'."

Resolution

To fix this issue:

  1. Remove the backslash from the /deploydir argument:
    Cloudhouse.Container.Deployment.exe /deploydir "C:\programdata\containerocto" /deploytype machine

  2. Escape the last backslash in the /deploydir argument
    Cloudhouse.Container.Deployment.exe /deploydir "C:\programdata\containerocto\\" /deploytype machine

Symptoms

An Application Deployment fails with a parse error. For example:

Failed to parse command line arguments: Option '/deploydir' parse error: could not parse '<Deployment Path>" /deploytype machine' to 'System.String'.

Cause

Check if the value of /deploydir argument ends with "\"  

Cloudhouse.Container.Deployment.exe /deploydir "C:\programdata\containerocto\" /deploytype machine

This is by design as Windows treats a backslash '\' before the last quote " (in the above example) as an escape character.

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