Recently trying to move content from production down to my development environment. So, I backed up and restored the Master DB, then tried to republish everything. Mostly this ws very slow but OK. But the Media Library is killing IIS. I get the following error:

Exception information: 
Exception type: TargetInvocationException 
Exception message: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.
   at System.RuntimeMethodHandle.InvokeMethod(Object target, Object[] arguments, Signature sig, Boolean constructor)
   at System.Reflection.RuntimeMethodInfo.UnsafeInvokeInternal(Object obj, Object[] parameters, Object[] arguments)
   at System.Reflection.RuntimeMethodInfo.Invoke(Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object[] parameters, CultureInfo culture)
   at Sitecore.Shell.Framework.Commands.MethodCommandProcessor.Invoke(PipelineArgs args)
   at Sitecore.Nexus.Pipelines.NexusPipelineApi.Resume(PipelineArgs args, Pipeline pipeline)
   at Sitecore.Pipelines.Pipeline.Start(PipelineArgs args, Boolean atomic)
   at Sitecore.Shell.Framework.Commands.MethodCommand.Execute(CommandContext context)
   at Sitecore.Web.UI.Sheer.ClientPage.Dispatch(String command)
   at Sitecore.Web.UI.Sheer.ClientPage.RaiseEvent()
   at Sitecore.Web.UI.Sheer.ClientPage.OnPreRender(EventArgs e)
   at System.Web.UI.Control.PreRenderRecursiveInternal()
   at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint)

The publishing process was unexpectedly interrupted.
   at Sitecore.Shell.Applications.Dialogs.Publish.PublishForm.CheckStatus()

Which led me to this:


Which suggests increasing Publishing.TimeBeforeStatusExpires to 10 minutes, but this seemed to have no effect. How do I get around this?

  • as far I see the default value is 2 hours. Can you increase the value to 10 hours not decrease to 10 minutes. Dec 18, 2020 at 15:04
  • if the issue continues, you can think of implementing Sitecore Publishing Service. Dec 18, 2020 at 15:07
  • If you really struggle and don't actually need things to be published, you should consider just switching to using the master database directly. There is a LiveMode.config example you can use as a start.
    – jammykam
    Dec 18, 2020 at 17:52
  • Another option if you are really struggling but need it in web, might be to back up and restore the target (web) database from production. Note that there might be a performance impact on the live site when doing this.
    – Jeroen
    Dec 18, 2020 at 20:28
  • @Jeroen Im leaning towards this Dec 18, 2020 at 22:47


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