Kyle Kerley


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I don't get this and it's getting infuriating. I go to my site folder, cd to current, run "rails c" and I get:

WARNING:root:could not open file '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/passenger.list'

The program 'rails' can be found in the following packages:

* ruby-railties-3.2
* ruby-railties-4.0

Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package="">

So I put source ~/.rvm/scripts/rvm and run rails c again. Same result. I cannot get the effing console to start and I'm about to lose my cool. I'm going on 2 hours wasted on this and it's absolutely infuriating.

It's working like a charm now. Thank you again for this guide!

Ahhh! I didn't even notice. I saw that last night and thought it was weird when I was typing it in but figured it was just some weird cron command. :)

I've updated my cronjob and will hopefully know in 51 minutes if it worked or not.

Thanks for the quick reply and again for the tutorial!

I've been horribly slow about getting this implemented (had to do a bunch of work on the site first) and I went about doing this stuff last night. The backup script is working brilliantly and I've restored from one of the backups to confirm it, so thank you for the writeup!

However, the Cron portion is proving to be quite the headache. I'm at Digital Ocean with an Ubuntu 12.10 server. Running crontab -e, I was getting errors about nano permissions but found out how to get rid of that nonsense (I can't find the link now, but it was removing a file and commenting out a line about logging stuff). Anyway, the cron job is in my file:

0 * * * * /bin/bash -l -c '/home/kkerley/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p392/bin/backup perform -t sqwid_backup'

(got this by running crontab -l just now) but it's never firing. I thought maybe it was due to not having a newline at the end, but I've put one in three times. I also ran pgrep cron to confirm that it's running and it is (returned 598). I just don't understand what I'm doing wrong/why this isn't firing off hourly.

Are there any gotchas that I'm just not aware of? This is the first time I've messed with cron.


Thank you for this! I should get this up and running on a site I run for a complex fantasy football league...I've been meaning to with Cron jobs and whatnot, but it's just such a hassle and, so far, there hasn't been much site traffic, but still...a catastrophe could be hiding around an upcoming corner!

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