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uberspace support for your rails app for Capistrano 3.x


>= 1.3
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Deploy your Rails App to uberspace with Capistrano 3.

Has support for many databases, ruby versions, and ruby web server.

Note: It seems that for new uberspaces (on the uberspace version 7 platform) we get some errors. Any help in fixing these is highly appreciated. See #15


Add this to your application's Gemfile:

# Gemfile

group :development do
  gem 'capistrano', '~> 3.4.0'
  gem 'capistrano-uberspace', github: 'tessi/capistrano-uberspace'

And then execute:

$ bundle install

In your config/deploy.rb file specify some app properties.

# config/deploy.rb

set :application, 'MyGreatApp'
set :repo_url, ''

Note: We strongly advice you to deploy only one app per uberspace account. Should you really want to deploy multiple apps (or the same app with different stages) on the same uberspace, make sure to set the application to something unique for each app. (for instance set application to be my-application-production in config/deploy/production.rb and my-application-staging config/deploy/staging.rb).

Also specify how to reach the uberspace server in your stage definition (e.g. production.rb):

# config/deploy/production.rb

server '',
       user: 'uberspace-user',
       roles: [:app, :web, :cron, :db],
       primary: true,
       ssh_options: {
         keys: %w{~/.ssh/your_uberspace_private_key},
         forward_agent: true,
         auth_methods: %w(publickey)

set :user, 'uberspace-user'
set :environment, :production
set :branch, :production
set :domain, 'my-subdomain.example.tld'

Be sure to setup the ssh-connection to your uberspace.

Require the following parts in your Capfile:

# Capfile

require 'capistrano/bundler'
require 'capistrano/rails'
require 'capistrano/rails/assets'
require 'capistrano/rails/migrations'
require 'capistrano/uberspace'

Note that all require's (except capistrano/uberspace of course) is what you usually require for a rails app. Feel free to change those parts however you desire.

This will deploy your app with postgres and passenger as defaults. You may choose to use a different database or ruby server. Read about it in Choosing another database backend or Choosing another ruby server.

Choosing another database backend

We use postgresql as the default database backend. However, you are free to use mysql or sqlite3 if you fancy that.

Do so by requiring your favourite database backend in your Capfile:

# Capfile

require 'capistrano/uberspace/<database>'  # replace <database> with mysql, postgresql, or sqlite3

Don't forget to add your database-gem as a production dependency to your Gemfile.

Choosing another ruby server

We use passenger as the default server. However, you may want to use puma (or like to explicitly specify passenger).

Do so by requiring your favourite server in your Capfile:

# Capfile

require 'capistrano/uberspace/puma' # replace puma with passenger, if you prefer passenger

Don't forget to add your server-gem as a production dependency to your Gemfile.


Execute bundle exec cap <stage> deploy to deploy to your uberspace.

Configurable options:

set :ruby_version, '2.2'  # default is '2.3.1', can be set to every ruby version supported by uberspace.
set :domain, nil          # if you want to deploy your app as a subdomain, configure it here. Use the full URI. E.g. my-custom.example.tld
set :add_www_domain, true # default: true; set this to false if you do not want to also use your subdomain with prefixed www.

# optionally, you can enable http basic auth with:
set :htaccess_username, "username"
set :htaccess_password, "password"
# instead of the :htaccess_password you may set the hashed password directly:
# set :htaccess_password_hashed, "bi2wsSekmG6Yw"

Useful tasks:

deploy:start      # starts the server
deploy:stop       # stops the server
deploy:restart    # restarts the server (automatically done after deploy)
deploy:status     # shows the current status of the deamon which runs passenger
uberspace:db:dump # downloads the latest available backup of your remote database to tmp/dump.{sql,sqlite3}


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request

For new features, it's best to discuss the idea (in a new issue) before implementing. We might come to a better solution together and save you some work.


This gem was inspired by the awesome uberspacify gem, which lets you deploy your Rails app to uberspace with Capistrano 2.


This project is licensed under the MIT License. See the LICENSE file for details.