Last post Jan 31, 2014 04:02 PM by GaryDean
Jan 28, 2014 01:30 PM|GaryDean|LINK
I've been running and updating my IIS Web API REST server for a couple of years now. I always just use the Deployment Wizard in VS 2010 and it works fine.
However, now I have a very large change to deploy and, to be safe, I should backup all the files that the deployment will change in case something is wrong with my new files.
But, since the deployment wizard is pretty much a black box, I don't know exactly what files in what directories get changed so I don't know what directories to back up.
Is there any way to tell exactly what is included in its FTP update?
Jan 28, 2014 02:05 PM|bbcompent1|LINK
Gary, from what I'm reading, it seems to only update what is newer but I'm a total spaz so I would make a backup of the complete web site and any databases that are attached. As far as what is included, I personally don't know of any way to determine what
is in the deploy.
Jan 28, 2014 02:06 PM|bbcompent1|LINK
For what its worth, maybe this article I read may be of help to you.
Jan 31, 2014 04:02 PM|GaryDean|LINK
Answering my own post for the record...
After I got back into my Web API project I realized that the publish is simply an FTP. So I just did a publish to a new directory at my website and now I see exactly what is moved.