Purpose of App_Offline.html

Topics: Installing BugNET
Aug 1, 2012 at 3:33 PM
  • Backup live database & files
  • Put App_Offline.html in live BugNET directory.
  • Download new distribution to local machine
  • Use winMerge or equivalent to compare new and old web.configs. Copy across any config from old, eg connection string, install date app setting and machinekey.

    What is the purpose of the "App_Offline.html" file in the directory and should it be removed after the installation is complete.

  • Aug 1, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    See http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2006/04/09/442332.aspx

    WHat I usually do is rename it to _App_Offline.htm so when I do a large update to my sites I usually just rename it to App_Offline.htm and back again.  No hurt in leaving it there renamed.