Use this guide to run common server tasks with the following commands. They must be run from inside the faims-web project directory (default: /var/www/faims) and require bundle exec to run (eg: bundle exec rake about).

Commands highlighted red are dangerous and could result in data loss or client problems

Commands highlighted yellow stop services that faims needs to function.


List all rake commands rake -T

List versions of all Rails frameworks and the environment rake about


Enter new admin password rake admin:password


Generating new secret rake app:generate_secret


Remove compiled assets rake assets:clean

Compile all the assets named in config.assets.precompile rake assets:precompile


Alias for cucumber:ok rake cucumber

Run all features rake cucumber:all

Run features that should pass rake cucumber:ok

Record failing features and run only them if any exist rake cucumber:rerun

Run features that are being worked on rake cucumber:wip


Backup the database rake db:backup

show pending migrations rake db:cat_pending_migrations

Create the database from DATABASE_URL or config/database.yml for the current Rails.env (use db:create:all to create all dbs... rake db:create

Drops the database using DATABASE_URL or the current Rails.env (use db:drop:all to drop all databases) rake db:drop

Load fixtures into the current environment's database rake db:fixtures:load

Migrate the database (options: VERSION=x, VERBOSE=false) rake db:migrate

Display status of migrations rake db:migrate:status

Populate the database with some sample data for testing rake db:populate

Rolls the schema back to the previous version (specify steps w/ STEP=n) rake db:rollback

Create a db/schema.rb file that can be portably used against any DB supported by AR rake db:schema:dump

Load a schema.rb file into the database rake db:schema:load

Load the seed data from db/seeds.rb rake db:seed

Create the database, load the schema, and initialize with the seed data (use db:reset to also drop the db first) rake db:setup

Dump the database structure to db/structure.sql rake db:structure:dump

Backup the database rake db:trim_backups

Retrieves the current schema version number rake db:version


Start discovery server rake discovery:start[background] [background] is a optional parameter

Get status of discovery server rake discovery:status

Stop discover server rake discovery:stop


Generate docs for the app -- also available doc:rails, doc:guides, doc:plugins (options: TEMPLATE=/rdoc-template.rb, TITLE=... rake doc:app


Clear all exporters rake exporters:clear

Install an exporter from a give tarball rake exporters:install exporter=

Uninstall an exporter with the given key rake exporters:uninstall key=


Exit with error status if any jobs older than max_age seconds haven't been attempted yet rake jobs:check [max_age]

Clear the delayed_job queue rake jobs:clear

Start a delayed_job worker rake jobs:work

Start a delayed_job worker and exit when all available jobs are complete rake jobs:workoff


Truncates all .log files in log/ to zero bytes rake log:clear*

Merge daemon

Start daemon to merge project module databases rake merge_daemon:start[background] [background] is a optional parameter

Get status of daemon rake merge_daemon:status

Stop daemon rake merge_daemon:stop


Prints out your Rack middleware stack rake middleware


Archive all modules rake modules:archive

Archive a specific module rake modules:archive key=

Clear all modules rake modules:clear Note: these cannot be restored at a later time

Create a module from a given tarball rake modules:create module=

Delete a module with the given key. This module can be restored later if needed rake modules:delete key=

Restore module from archive rake modules:restore file=

All module:settings have 2 modes, read and set, depending if the value= optional parameter is given. If it is excluded the value will be read from the current state, if it is given the new value will be set.

Change module client sponsor rake modules:settings:client_sponsor key= value=

Change module contact address rake modules:settings:contact_address key= value=

Change module copyright holder rake modules:settings:copyright_holder key= value=

Change module description rake modules:settings:description key= value=

Change module has sensitive data rake modules:settings:has_sensitive_data key= value=

Change module land owner rake modules:settings:land_owner key= value=

Change module name or retrieve module name/keys rake modules:settings:name key= value=

Change module participant rake modules:settings:participant key= value=

Change module permit holder rake modules:settings:permit_holder key= value=

Change module permit issued by rake modules:settings:permit_issued_by key= value=

Change module permit no rake modules:settings:permit_no key= value=

Change module permit type rake modules:settings:permit_type key= value=

Change module season rake modules:settings:season key= value=

Change module SRID rake modules:settings:srid key= value=

Change module version rake modules:settings:version key= value=

Setup project module assets rake modules:setup

Generate test project modules rake modules:test:create[size]

Undelete module rake modules:undelete

Upload module files rake modules:upload

Wipe a specific module including its files and database relationships rake modules:wipe


Enumerate all annotations (use notes:optimize, :fixme, :todo for focus) rake notes

Enumerate a custom annotation, specify with ANNOTATION=CUSTOM rake notes:custom


Applies the template rake rails:template LOCATION= or

Update configs and some other initially generated files (or use just update:configs, update:scripts, or update:application rake rails:update


Print out all defined routes in match order, with names rake routes


Generate a cryptographically secure secret key (this is typically used to generate a secret for cookie sessions) rake secret


Check for server updates. This will check if there are updates available from by examining the latest source code. rake server:check_for_updates

Initialise server with a uuid rake server:setup

Update server. This will update the server to the latest version. rake server:update


Run all specs in spec directory (excluding plugin specs) rake spec

Run the code examples in spec/controllers rake spec:controllers

Run the code examples in spec/models rake spec:models

Run the code examples in spec/queries rake spec:queries

Run the code examples in spec/tools rake spec:tools


Report code statistics (KLOCs, etc) from the application rake stats


Runs test:units, test:functionals, test:integration together (also available: test:benchmark, test:profile, test:plugins) rake test

Run tests for / Test recent changes rake test:recent

Run tests for rake test:single

Run tests for / Test changes since last checkin (only Subversion and Git) rake test:uncommitted


Displays all time zones, also available: time:zones:us, time:zones:local -- filter with OFFSET parameter, e.g., OFFSET=-6 rake time:zones:all


Clear session, cache, and socket files from tmp/ (narrow w/ tmp:sessions:clear, tmp:cache:clear, tmp:sockets:clear) rake tmp:clear

Creates tmp directories for sessions, cache, sockets, and pids rake tmp:create


Create a user. This will then prompt you for a first name, last name, email and password. Note: The password must be 6-20 characters and contain at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one digit and one symbol rake users:create

Delete a user with the given email rake users:delete email=