You can choose to run your rake tasks automatically or manually. Running them automatically involves either scheduling them by using the rake task add-on or by using deploy hooks. Alternatively, you can run them manually on your server. This guide will walk you through each of these.
Read more about the rake task add-in in the documentation.
You can use deploy hooks to execute your rake task at any point of your deployment.
Simply add a bash script to your stack that contains the rake task: for example, create the file
/.cloud66/scripts/rake_task.sh as below:
#!/bin/bash cd $STACK_PATH bundle exec rake your:task
Then, add a deploy_hook to execute the above script on each deploy: create the file
.cloud66/deploy_hooks.yml as below:
production: after_rails: - source: /.cloud66/scripts/rake_task.sh destination: /tmp/rake_task.sh target: rails execute: true run_on: all_servers apply_during: all sudo: true
This is done by starting a terminal connection to your server and executing your rake task.
$ cd $STACK_PATH $ bundle exec rake your:task