I've a .net 4.5 website running on Azure Websites. I've a staging deployment set up. I warm up both sites and then i run the swap process (both from azure portal and from Azure powershell). No matter what I try the swapping process restarts my websites (both) and they take about 3 minutes to boot up.
I was under the impression the deployment swapping was supposed to keep the websites "warm" and have no down time? My websites are unusuable for about 3 minutes!
As far as I can tell both production and staging slots have the same application settings etc.