Using VS 2005
i have relatively large website (500MB with pdfs and images) in one web project -
when i publish - this takes 25 minutes to compile and publish - and thus the site is off the air for that period of time (UNACCEPTABLE)
i want the site to be precompiled on IIS - when i make changes, i DON'T want to have to delete all 500mb and republish the whole site, just what changed.
So the only way i have found to support the 'changes' aspect is to publish the entire web app to my local IIS and then copy the changed files over to production....
Does this seem OK? are there any Gotchas to this approach? Is there a better (less manual) way to do this?