I don't know of anyway to deploy new versions of code to IIS without stopping the app server. The compiled code will be in use and therefore unreplaceable. I'd be looking at a cluster/web farm and upgrading one at a time. I believe but don't guarantee that J2EE apps have a similar restriction.
Env: Win2003, Oracle 9i, OFS(oracle fail safe). Application Server - MS IIS
I am looking for a new approach/method that will eliminate (if possible) the down time that the application currently needs to endure during the deploy window. When a new version of the code needs to be deployed, the web servers are stopped , code is deployed and to both DB and web servers, than Web servers are brought back up.
What I want to achieve is to be able to have all this done while the application continues to work.
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