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Daniel Oakley commented on NIFI-4875:
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Hi [~pvillard] , I think it would be good in the standard build. I am using a 
custom docker image anyway.

I would still hope after initializing the flow.xml.gz the Nifi controller is 
aware the flow was sourced from the nifi-registry, so that updates can be 
detected and applied as per normal operation when nifi is integrated with the 
registry.

Another issue that this relates to, which I am not sure is nifi or registry 
related, is that nifi seems only to store a process group in the registry, not 
an entire flow. So it is not clear to me how a new Nifi could be initialized 
with a flow stored in the registry without first creating a new flow, and then 
adding a process group that loads a stored registry flow into it. Or can a 
process group saved to the registry be extracted as a new top-level flow that 
doesn't require the manual addition of a process group? I find that requirement 
somewhat strange and confusing.

> Import flow from nifi-registry on bootstrap/initial start
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: NIFI-4875
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NIFI-4875
>             Project: Apache NiFi
>          Issue Type: Wish
>          Components: Flow Versioning
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.0
>            Reporter: Daniel Oakley
>            Priority: Major
>              Labels: registry
>
> As I user I would like to be able to automate the deployment of a new Nifi 
> instance (e.g. using Docker, Ansible), and have that instance load a specific 
> versioned flow from the nifi-registry and start running it automatically.
> To enable this I would like to be able to specify the nifi-registry URL in 
> nifi properties file, and the flow to load/start via either the properties 
> file or a command line option.
> This will greatly increase the ease of deploying nifi in automated 
> environments such as Kubernetes.



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