AdamT AdamT - 1 year ago 84
Ruby Question

"Whenever" gem running cron jobs on Heroku

I created an app that uses the whenever gem. The gem creates cron jobs. I got it working locally but can't seem to get it working on heroku cedar. What's the command to do this?

running:

heroku run whenever --update-crontab job1


doesn't work

Answer Source

Short answer: use the scheduler add-on: http://addons.heroku.com/scheduler

Long answer: When you do heroku run, we

  1. spin up a dyno
  2. put your code on it
  3. execute your command, wait for it to finish
  4. throw the dyno away

Any changes you made to crontab would be immediately thrown away. Everything is ephemeral, you cannot edit files on heroku, just push new code.

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