Heroku Databases


So I had a tough time yesterday and today trying to deploy my very first app to heroku. After talking to a coach and re-reading a heroku page, I was able to figure out why my app wasn't deploying.

Postgres Databases

The problem was that I created postgres databases locally but I didn't create them on my heroku remote. The way I solved this was by changing my Rakefile to have a rescue block as so:

Then I had to run the following commands on my console to generate my database on heroku:

heroku run rake db:create

heroku run rake db:migrate

heroku run rake db:seed