A production target that is configured for switch deployment requires a pair of databases for the same set of repository assets: one that is active and the other inactive at any given time. Similarly, the same target requires a pair of active and inactive directories for the same set of file assets.

A switch deployment updates a target site’s repository and file assets as follows:

Note: Switch deployment of JSPs to a Web application is not supported: the inactive directory where JSPs are first deployed can only contain the JSPs that are managed in and deployed from the ATG Content Administration environment. This excludes most Web applications, which include other resources such as servlets.