Sometimes you may need to setup custom environments beyond the standard
production that rails comes with. If you would like to have your staging server configured a little big differently than test and production (maybe higher logging levels for example), then you would need to create another environment for these configurations called
Changes, Additions and Edits
Gemfile, you should add your new environment to the necessary groups. If your environment is similar to
production, you should add
staging next to everywhere you see the
production group lie below.
group :development, :staging do gem 'log4r' end
You should create a new environment in your database.yml file. This will look something like this
default: &default adapter: postgresql pool: 5 staging: <<: *default database: w2w-staging
config/environments/, you should add
staging.rb. To make things easy, copy an existing environment that is most similar to the new one you are creating and make the adjustments you need from there.
If you are running rails 4.1, you will also need to update your
secrets.yml file to handle new the new environment
staging: <<: *default secret_key_base: secrets_are_secretive_SALFJASFLKSAJFLSAFJOWERULSADFJLKSAFJD
Do a quick find on your project directory for any environment specific code being run. Look for things like
Rails.env. and add your new environment to these conditionals like below
if Rails.env.test? || Rails.env.development? || Rails.env.staging?