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How to resolve failure of emptying Recycle Bin?



I have the following scenario:

  1. I have an EPiServer Recycle Bin containing 525 deleted pages.
  2. I click the "Empty Recycle Bin"-button and a background job starts.
  3. After one minute, or less, the background job fails.

My question is: How can I resolve this failure of emptying the Recycle Bin?

According to myself 525 pages, along with versions, aren't that many...

  • I've added <add key="EPnQueryTimeout" value="600" /> to my web.config.
  • Web.config also contains <httpRuntime maxRequestLength="102400" executionTimeout="600" />.
  • The connection properties inside SQL Server Management Studio states that the execution timeout of the database is 0 = infinite.



Aug 23, 2012 14:59


You need to set databaseQueryTimeout ( in siteSettings.

And you can also set debug to true in web.config to remove the application timeout.

Aug 23, 2012 15:54

I added


to siteSettings and it worked like a charm!

Thank you!

Aug 24, 2012 8:01

The database way is to run editdDleteChilds like in this thread:

Aug 24, 2012 12:53
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