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WEB Publishing is incomplete, unstable, quits early .... ???

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  • WEB Publishing is incomplete, unstable, quits early .... ???

    Latest AA builds installed, both AppServer and developer. AA Publishing local is rock solid.

    Then ....
    1. AA Publishing remote by FTP w/ZIP fails. Unable to send the command to unzip, although the zip file is delivered. However, the contents of the zip file is incomplete.

    2. AA Publishing remote with FTP (no Zip) shows it is sending CSS, but doesn't. Even when CSS is properly installed, it still indicates it is sending CSS but dates don't indicate an overwrite. Grids, images, are all hit or miss as to being published.

    3. AA WEB Publishing via LAN is just as spotty, leaving out image files, some grids, etc.

    NON-AA FTP or file copy to LAN-Mapped drives is rock solid, so I doubt it is a server related issue.

    Have cleared publishing history, checked "All files in project" and even "Selected files" and checked all files. Still incomplete.

    It is NOT a giant project so size can't be the issue. 7 meg sending everything. Sending any single component always works.

    If this were a consistent product publishing problem AS would be out of business, so it has to be something wacky on my project or machine. Win7 -> MS Server 2008.

    Progress bar often stops part way .... then jumps to COMPLETED message. Yet pieces are missing.

    I need some clues to make AA publishing solid.

    Carl ~ Dallas, TX
    I'm so old that pool balls came with Roman Numerals

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    Re: WEB Publishing is incomplete, unstable, quits early .... ???

    Hi Carl,
    You are not alone with the publishing issues. In my case is always an On/Off process, sometimes it works, other times it just make me crazy, honestly, I don't know why publishing is having so many issues and it is not a top priority to have a better, stable way to publish files to the server.
    So far the only way it works 100% is using External publishing, which implies having a separate FTP client and manually do the transfer, which proof, there is something going on inside AA publishing logic. I have done everything, even rebooting my production server just to test that it is not my server or my FTP server program.
    It is very frustrating that when it is time to publish an update to production to set aside more time to debug and test because Publishing may fail and some files may have been corrupted in production server.

    I am currently using pre-release build 2505-4386 for obvious reason.
    Edhy Rijo
    (Computer Consultants)
    The makers of CardTracking.Net


    • #3
      Re: WEB Publishing is incomplete, unstable, quits early .... ???

      I thought it was just me. I'm not paranoid, but that doesn't mean all those paranoids aren't out to get me!

      With external FTP it is solid, but the different options for AA publishing (Alias, etc.) that can be set up are desirable.

      Unstable publishing is not a confidence builder in the product, for sure.

      Carl ~ Dallas, TX
      I'm so old that pool balls came with Roman Numerals


      • #4
        Re: WEB Publishing is incomplete, unstable, quits early .... ???

        I have the same issues.

        Can't get the system to publish everything FTP. Single files at a time work fine.

        If anyone comes up with a way to make it work, let me know!



        • #5
          Re: WEB Publishing is incomplete, unstable, quits early .... ???

          I am having the same issue…..running the last "official" release. Publishing just stops……other times it works correctly….no apparent pattern

          I have to publish to 4 different servers (load balanced setup) and it happens on all 4….not just one. It happens when publishing from different locations (home, work,etc).

          This is a recent change of behavior (within the past 3 -4 weeks?)

          I have tried uploading optimized and non-optimized…..same thing happens.



          • #6
            Re: WEB Publishing is incomplete, unstable, quits early .... ???

            Although this is an occasional problem still, I had it real bad after I switched to Comcast using their leased router. I purchased my own router and it returned to normal. On the Comcast router, I was able to set it to NOT block any traffic (I forget how) and that helped.
            Steve Wood
            There is no Cloud. It's just someone else's computer.
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            • #7
              Re: WEB Publishing is incomplete, unstable, quits early .... ???


              I'll check my Comcast router to see if it could be getting in the way. I have ALWAYS had this issue, in varying degrees. sometimes it is better than others, now I wonder if it has to do with location or internet provider.


              • #8
                Re: WEB Publishing is incomplete, unstable, quits early .... ???

                My hardware/network setup has remained the same (both at work and at home). I am exploring to see if a recent update to my anti-virus program (Bit Defender) might be causing the issue. Before this started 3-4 weeks ago, publishing was mostly rock solid.


                • #9
                  Re: WEB Publishing is incomplete, unstable, quits early .... ???

                  Well, I checked my router. I looked in the logs. Then I did an FTP and it stopped in the middle. No record in the logs at that time.

                  I'm not sure if this is important or not, but usually when it stops, it is when it is changing modes. It will often say "switching to Ascii mode" and stop then.

                  But that is not always the case.

                  The strange thing is, it always comes up and says "FTP is completed." It's not like it's coming back with an error saying the process was interrupted. Alpha looks like it is deciding to stop the FTP process prematurely. I just wish I knew what criteria it was using to make that decision!