run rake task in the background and log to file
I am working with rake tasks a lot, I love the simplicity of creating one and just running one on the server.
For the real heavy lifting I am using a queue system of course, but when I just want to throw something in the queue for example, I will usually create a rake task for it and run it on one of the servers.
I use quick and dirty
puts messages to log the progress.
For example I could have a rake task like this:
1 2 3 4
To run this on the server, I just ssh into is and then I do
screen so when I log out of the server the session will save the process and not kill it.
Then, I run this command:
That’s it, you can now leave the server and let it do all the work, periodically, you can log in and check the progress just by tailing the file.