High Traffic Website Chunk Breaks/Not Found on Redeployment

After deploying my high-traffic website on DigitalOcean App, I’ve noticed a recurring issue where a chunk of the website breaks / not found for a few seconds during redeployment. Upon careful log analysis, it appears that approximately 2 - 5% of users are consistently affected each time we redeploy.

CDN purge previous cache immediately and old build file no longer available.

Is there any way to keeping old build artifacts longer around.

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Bobby Iliev
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December 7, 2023


I believe that there is no way to keep the old artifacts for longer after a successful deployment.

What you could try doing is adjusting your health checks so that it would give your new deployment more time to boot, before it is marked as healthy:

If this does not work for you, the best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.

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