How to Run Recurring Rake Tasks in Rails App on App Platform

Posted August 17, 2021 229 views
Ruby on RailsDigitalOcean App Platform

I am really interested in moving a Rails app to the App Platform. This app is currently running on a dedicated droplet and has two rake tasks that are executed daily via cron. I was wondering if anyone has run into something similar? Any way to schedule recurring rake tasks on the App Platform?

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Hey there!

We don’t currently support cron jobs within App Platform but it is on the road map. One option as a workaround would be to setup a worker with Sidekiq with Sidekiq-cron to run those rake tasks. You could also technically create a Dockerfile that installs cron and configure it to run those rake tasks against your app, but that may be more difficult then using Sidekiq.

Hope that helps!