A common way to put a website into 'maintenance mode' is to have another, separate, website whose only purpose is to return an informative message along with a HTTP Service Unavailable (503) response code, regardless of the request sent to it. This way, if a site becomes unavailable, we can
At Moneybox, we've implemented a continuous delivery pipeline using TeamCity, Octopus Deploy and Azure WebApps. Taking this a bit further, by making use of the deployment slot functionality of Azure WebApps, we were able to implement one click, zero downtime deployments with minimal effort.
In summary, this works by deploying
Once in a while, you may find that you need to roll your Azure Sql Database back to a previous state. Unfortunately, even though Azure takes care of backups for you, there isn't a lot of information on how to restore a database to an earlier state.
For instance, you're