Movable Type hangs on rebuild. Where to look?
February 28, 2007 8:49 AM Subscribe
What's the best way to diagnose why Movable Type hangs when trying to rebuild my site?
posted by avoision to computers & internet (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been doing (daily) blog entries since July of 2002, and rolled my own setup. Recently, I've decided to make the switch over to Movable Type and just got done importing all of my entries (about 5,000 in total).
During my tests (using about 150 entries), I was able to tweak things and rebuild without much of a problem. Now that I've imported all of my entries, I'm no longer able to rebuild.
When rebuilding "Indexes Only," it's fine. But anything else, and I see the little wheel spinning and eventually I get a "Can't Open Page" and "lost network connection" error, which I'm assuming is some kind of timeout due to how much I'm asking the server to do.
In my three-column layout, I'm using modules I created for the Left and Right columns (Alpha and Gamma, respectively). I originally set up a calendar, but have since removed it because of all the reports I've seen about it adding to rebuild times.
I'm building all templates statically. And I've got Individual, Daily and Monthly archives checked.
As a sidenote, I was able to successfully build using Dynamic Publishing. But the rebuild time was significant, and every visit to both the home page and individual pages resulted in a markedly long load time. So while it worked... I'm not certain Dynamic Publishing is the best approach.
Any tips? Suggestions? I've yet to try to go back to my default archive templates, which I guess is the next step. It's just that I feel like I've been doing a lot of random trial and error tests, and would love some advice on how to better diagnose this issue.
I've been banging my head a lot with moving my blog over to MT, and now that I've finally got all my entries up and loaded... I can't rebuild. It feels like I've trekked over this huge mountain range and arrived home, only now I'm unable to get the dang door open.
Thanks in advice for any thoughts.