How to selectively deploy project

Hello, I would like to manually trigger updating to a new release instead of automatic deployment. How would I go about doing that? I have a use case we’re devices can only be restarted/updated when they’re not in use so I’d like to build to balena and then on command push to individual devices.

I am sorry if this is a simple question I haven’t been able to find anything online.

Hey mchonaker,

What I would do is to use the “pin to a release” feature. With this option you will tell the device to stay on a specific release, so it will not look for any updates while it is on that pinned release. Whenever you want to update it, you just have to pin to a different release, and the updating will take place within the polling interval (max 15 minutes).

Look for the “Pin to a Release” under the Actions button in the device section.

Give it a try and let us know if this is what you are looking for.