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Error Publishing from iweb 09 - Server or iweb problems??

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biggator85 Calculating status...
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Feb 4, 2009 5:20 AM
I upgraded from iweb 08 (I had no issues) to iweb 09, and I have publishing errors more than half the time. Are the mobileme servers having problems, or is there a hack in the iweb software?

This is a big problem because I have 20 Gb of pages with video that I need to re-publish. It is bad enough that I will be tying my network up for 2 weeks, but that I often don't make progress.

The message is "Error connecting to mobileme, check network.. .." The problem is that it uploads for an hour or so before it stops.. I am double checking to see if my routing is causing the problem, but I don't think so..

Is Apple working on this? Are there numerous people who are now stuck re-publishing their sites and the servers are getting beat up? Does anyone know how to diagnose this type of problem?
Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Alancito Level 6 Level 6 (10,770 points)
    briannereim wrote:
    Does anyone know how to diagnose this type of problem?

    Brian ~ This Apple doc may help:

    _MobileMe: Troubleshooting iWeb publishing issues_

     ~ Alancito
     MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.5.6), MobileMe iLife'08 iWork'08
  • Peter Fallan1 Calculating status...
    I too am having this problem.

    When I upgraded to iWeb09 all my site 'pages' turned red. So I 'Published all' or tried to. It timed out after an hour or so blaming internet connections. I've never had this before.

    I tried cutting and pasting to Pages and then creating one page at a time as a test.

    The publish worked at first despite being veeerrryyyyyy ssslllooowww! In fact when I made one tiny adjustment to alighning a paragraph it took another hour to update!!!

    When I added a couple more (text only) pages it did the same timing out. iWeb 08 was always very reliable even with some flash rich pages. Now it doesn't seem to be handle even the most basic site.

    It smells like a problem that needs an update to fix. Come back 08 all is forgiven!
    MBPro 17" 2.4ghtz Intel 2gb Ram 250gb, Mac OS X (10.5.6), lots of ext hard drives!
  • Peter Fallan1 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    Brian mine seems to have improved over the last few hours.

    I've just been building up the pages again. The pages (on the left) have turned blue again after publishing which they weren't doing before.

    The only thing I have done differently is a permissions verify / repair.

    Give it a go?

    Pete
    MBPro 17" 2.4ghtz Intel 2gb Ram 250gb, Mac OS X (10.5.2), lots of ext hard drives!
  • Peter Fallan1 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    Brian earlier today I was struggling to upload anything even a minor alteration was taking an hour. I think it helped taking my site back to two pages. I only did a permissions check out of habit and indeed desperation. Maybe it jogged something or maybe MobileMe was functionin g better. Having said all this my site is very simple in comparison to yours

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  • Peter Fallan1 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    Mine is working fine today Brian.

    Not sure what did it and why but its all good now. Baby steps for me!

    Pete
    MBPro 17" 2.4ghtz Intel 2gb Ram 250gb, Mac OS X (10.5.2), lots of ext hard drives!
  • kgirls Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Feb 5, 2009 12:34 PM (in response to biggator85)
    After reading numerous posts about FTP not working I am posting a screenshot of my settings for FTP '09 which has been working perfectly for me. Perhaps this will help:
    http://www.geistphotography.net/Geist_Photography/iWebFTP.html

    I did not use iWeb '08 because it did not have FTP and used DreamWeaver. From being a DreamWeaver user I have been very impressed at what iWeb '09 can do.
    iMac 24" 3.06, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Grafica Flextronica Calculating status...
    Finally i solved the issue of Publishing Error in iWeb 09 with MobileMe.

    Procedure which i followed and might also help you guys.

    Lets say your default site name is XYZ then create a new site e.g. ABC.

    Thereafter dragged all pages from default site XYZ to new site ABC ONE BY ONE.

    *In the preference folder delete any PLIST files related to iWeb (i had two files in my folder).*

    *Once you drag all pages from your default site to new site there after just make a new blank page and publish the site.*

    Then start dragging first one page from new site ABC and publish one page. There after repeat all pages one by one and publish after every page you drag from new site ABC to default site XYZ.

    Once you finish then take a backup in time machine of the domain.

    There after start your blog page then publish again then start photos album page, publish again then your movie page, publish again etc because these are the pages which were mostly creating errors.

    After you complete the final page and publish remove the blank page and publish again.

    I spent 3 days with the same problem and finally i could finish by this method in few hours.
    Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Peter Fallan1 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    Thanks for this.

    Fingers crossed I am ok now but this is a very useful workaround should my old problems resurface

    Pete
    MBPro 17" 2.4ghtz Intel 2gb Ram 250gb, Mac OS X (10.5.2), lots of ext hard drives!
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