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Mike White23,234 Points
[Rails] Moving from Cloud9 IDE to my local machine and was missing my config/database.yml file.
I've been following along with the Build a Simple Ruby on Rails Application and was using the Cloud9 IDE. I decided I wanted to move the whole application onto my laptop to run locally. Using BitBucket for my repository, I cloned the application into my sites directory and tried to create my database.
rake db:create:all rake aborted! No such file or directory - /Users/myquite/Sites/treebook/config/database.yml
Turns out, and I'm not entirely sure why, that there was no config/database.yml file in my project.
So I had to create the database.yml file in the config directory using some info I found on the RubyonRails site.
development: adapter: sqlite3 database: db/development.sqlite3 pool: 5 timeout: 5000
Once I'd save the config/database.yml file I was able to create and migrate the database and run the server.
It took way longer to figure out than it should have but I hope if anyone else finds themselves in a similar predicament hopefully this will help.
Jason SeiferTreehouse Guest Teacher
Hey Mike, thanks for the info! The reason that the config/database.yml wasn't present when you cloned it is because it's ignored in git by default. This is for security purposes so that database credentials are checked in to source control.