03 Dec 2008
08 Sep 2011
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1) No need, the second anything in BIN or the web.config change the site'll restart itself...but it can't HURT to stop the app pool.
I like your plan, except for deleting everything...not really necessary, and if your clients have used the FileSystemProvider for any library items, you've just deleted their files :)
I just copy the new stuff up and overwrite everything BUT THE CONFIG.
(I also like to restore my DB backup to a temp database just to make sure it's not corrupt...maybe overkill though)