Local NuGet package feeds are simply folders on your local network (or even just your own computer) in which you place packages. Local feeds can be a simple folder of packages, or a hierarchical folder structure that include version numbers. With NuGet 3.3 and above, using the hierarchical structure gives much better performance.
Initializing and maintaining hierarchical folders
With NuGet 3.3+, you realize much better performance by structuring the feed using a hierarchical versioned folder tree:
\\myserver\packages └─<packageID> └─<version> ├─<packageID>.<version>.nupkg └─<other files>
NuGet creates this structure automatically when you use the
nuget add command to copy packages to the feed:
nuget add new_package.1.0.0.nupkg -source \\myserver\packages
You can also use the
nuget init command to copy multiple packages from a single folder to the feed. For example, the following command copies all packages from
c:\packages to a hierarchical tree on
nuget init c:\packages \\myserver\packages
Again, this creates a folder for each package identifier, each of which contains a version number folder, within which is the appropriate package.