When I validate a changeset it takes 4 - 6 hours to run all tests, then once validated the Quick Deploy option is available. I will schedule the deployment to happen 2 to 3 days after that, as appropriate to reduce user downtime etc.
While waiting for my deployment window there may be requests to make changes, I generally try to hold off on any changes until the deployment is finished but wonder what operations can be safely performed without affecting the Quick Deploy. I don't want to have to run the validation again, if I don't have to.
- Is there a list of operations that can be safely performed?
- Is there a list of operations that will invalidated a Quick Deploy?