Running rake tasks

Run rake tasks automatically or manually on your stack


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.

Deployment hooks

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/ as below:

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:

    - source: /.cloud66/scripts/
      destination: /tmp/
      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.

$ bundle exec rake your:task


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