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Initialize action failed after upgrading to latest version (InitializationException)


Database upgrade is set to automatic and is latest version 8011

Site won't start after upgrade from
EPiServer.CMS 12.12.0 => 12.15.1
EPiServer.CMS.Core 12.9.2 => 12.11.0
EPiServer.Framework 12.9.2 => 12.11.0
EPiServer.Framework.AspNetCore 12.9.2 => 12.11.0


Initialize action failed for Initialize on class EPiServer.Initialization.Internal.ModelSyncInitialization, EPiServer, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=8fe83dea738b45b7


   at EPiServer.Framework.Initialization.InitializationEngine.InitializeModules()
   at EPiServer.Framework.Initialization.InitializationEngine.ExecuteTransition(Boolean continueTransitions)
   at EPiServer.Framework.Initialization.InitializationEngine.Initialize()
   at EPiServer.Hosting.Internal.EPiServerFrameworkHost.StartAsync(CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at Microsoft.Extensions.Hosting.Internal.Host.<StartAsync>d__12.MoveNext()
   at Microsoft.Extensions.Hosting.HostingAbstractionsHostExtensions.<RunAsync>d__4.MoveNext()
   at Microsoft.Extensions.Hosting.HostingAbstractionsHostExtensions.<RunAsync>d__4.MoveNext()
   at Microsoft.Extensions.Hosting.HostingAbstractionsHostExtensions.Run(IHost host)
   at ***.Program.Main(String[] args) in C:\***\src\***\Program.cs:line 25

Anyone has an idea what could be wrong - can't figure this one out.

Jan 02, 2023 15:36
Lisa - Feb 06, 2023 17:12
I met the same issue. My application can't run.

There must have been some problem with the database after the upgrade - this time I was lucky and the database was almost empty so I solved this with episerver CLI tool.

After upgrading the solution with the latest nuget files I simply created a new database with the command:
dotnet-episerver create-cms-database *.csproj -S . -E -dn DatabaseName.Cms -v

Then I modified my connection string to the newly created database and started the solution - and after this I could use my application with the new database.

Jan 04, 2023 14:51
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