You spend time creating your OpsGenie configuration, so it’s now crucial to ensure that your account configuration is safe and reproducible just in case something goes wrong.
Git is a distributed version control system that records changes to a file or set of files over time. This allows tracking changes to each file and recalling a specific version later. It’s primarily used by developers as a source code management system; however, it can and should be utilized in Operations, too. Git is efficient for not just code, but also for all kinds of alternative files such as configuration files.
Earlier, OpsGenie introduced the new “OpsGenie Configuration Management Tool.” This tool uses OpsGenie Java SDK to export OpsGenie configurations as JSON files enabling customers to take advantage of Git to manage the configuration data. Got that? The tool also supports restoring configurations, which means that it not only tracks configuration changes, but also reverts to a previous configuration if needed.