Mary Rose Cook

Why do Capistrano deploys of git code take so long?

  1. I am a bumbrain.
  2. I am using git. Thus, the whole repository, including all previous revisions, is kept in a folder called .git which lives inside my local code copy. A Capistrano deploy involves uploading a tarred copy of the project via ssh to the server. This is slow.

I plan to dump Capistrano and change my deployment process to: log into server, git pull from Github (only a diff, so super quick), restart mongrels.