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Description

The Engine Yard capistrano tasks are for use specifically with Engine Yard Managed services. But can be used as examples for building other tasks as well.

Requirements

  • Capistrano >= 2.2.0

  • NOTE: When using a git repository use Capistrano >= 2.5.3.

Install

$ gem install eycap

Usage

Your initial deploy.rb will be provided for you when your servers are provisioned on Engine Yard Managed. In order to deploy your application, you can go to the RAILS_ROOT folder and run:

$ capify .

This generates the Capfile and the config/deploy.rb file for you. You'll replace the config/deploy.rb file with the deploy.rb given to you by Engine Yard.

For deploying Rails 3.1 or greater apps using the asset pipeline read more on the linked page.

Deploying to Environment

To ensure your environments are ready to deploy, check on staging.

$ cap staging deploy:check

This will determine if all requirements are met to deploy. Sometimes if the default folders are not setup you may be able to repair by running:

$ cap staging deploy:setup

If you cannot get deploy:check to pass, please open a new support ticket and let us know.

Now you're ready to do a test deploy.

Optionally, cap deploy:cold will run your migrations and start (instead of restart) your app server.

$ cap staging deploy:cold

Or if you have already dumped a copy of your data to staging or do not want to run migrations you can simply do a deploy.

$ cap staging deploy

And to do all this on production, just change the environment name and you'll be all set.

$ cap production deploy

Eycap Commands

For a list of all available commands, run:

$ cap -T

This will show you not only the default capistrano commands but also the ones you get by including the eycap gem.

Custom binaries path

In rare cases (unicorn / sphinx) it is required to set custom path for binaries when using development versions of scripts. It is as easy as:

$ set :engineyard_bin, "/engineyard/custom"

The default is /engineyard/bin and is just fine in normal deployment.

Pull Requests

If you'd like to contribute to the eycap gem please create a fork, then send a pull request and a member of the eycap team will review it.

Issues

When you run into a problem please check the issues to see if one has been reported. If not, please report the issue and we'll get to work on fixing it.

License

Copyright (c) Engine Yard

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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