Vladi Gleba

I create things for the internet.

Provisioning a Rails Server Using Chef, Part 1: Introduction to Chef Solo

published in Chef Series, Phindee, Server Provisioning Comments

About a month ago, I was in the middle of upgrading the server running Phindee using the harmless (or so I thought) apt-get upgrade. All appeared to be going well. But when I visited the app in the browser, staring back at me was the infamous “We’re sorry, but something went wrong” page. I hit the logs, and luckily, it turned out to be a minor problem that was fixable without too much downtime.