Best way to package node_modules and push to azure

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Ben Cooper

01 Apr, 2016 08:53 PM

I am building a node app and want to push to azure via FTP, but everytime I try to package the artifact and push via FTP it takes between 20/40 minutes, and viewing the build on the interface crashes my browser which I presume is a performance issue on the appveyor app.

Is their anyway to get this build time down?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 01 Apr, 2016 08:59 PM

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    I would use Web Deploy instead of FTP. It's much faster and efficient.

  2. 2 Posted by Ben Cooper on 01 Apr, 2016 09:08 PM

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    Hey Feodor,

    Awesome service bro by the way, 6 minutes later :)

    I was told by a colleague that web deploy was only for VS projects, is that incorrect?


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 01 Apr, 2016 09:11 PM

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    Not necessary. You are probably already producing zip artifact at the moment so it's good to go for Web Deploy provider:

  4. 4 Posted by Ben Cooper on 01 Apr, 2016 09:20 PM

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    I will give it a try, thanks Feodor :)


  5. 5 Posted by Ben Cooper on 01 Apr, 2016 09:26 PM

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    Quick one, a lot of the time up to 20 minutes is spent creating the artifact, even though I just want to send the full repo to azure. Any recommendations on how to quicken this process up? It's not a large project, but it seems packaging the node_modules takes a hefty chunk of time.


  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 01 Apr, 2016 11:17 PM

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    I think you can use msdeploy.exe command line to sync folder to Azure website. To sync entire build folder to website add this to your appveyor.yml:

      website_name: <your-azure-website>
      website_password: <your-azure-website-password>
    - '"C:\Program Files (x86)\IIS\Microsoft Web Deploy V3\msdeploy.exe" -source:contentPath=''%appveyor_build_folder%'' -dest:contentPath=''%website_name%'',ComputerName='''',UserName=''$%website_name%'',Password=''%website_password%'',IncludeAcls=''False'',AuthType=''Basic'' -verb:sync -retryAttempts:2'
  7. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 02:05 AM.

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