[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Background Jobs Not Running

Alexandra Orchard alexandra at wayne.edu
Thu Jan 5 15:20:17 EST 2017

Hi Everyone,

We upgraded to 1.5.2 yesterday and now background jobs do not work. I tried importing data (EAD), print to PDF, and running a report (which did create a report after I cancelled it after running for about 3 hours). Importing and printing to PDF were not successful after canceling.

I think this may be related/same issue to the "Background jobs piling up in queue," from December except we can't get any background jobs to run. Any ideas/help appreciated!



Alexandra A. A. Orchard, CA

Technical + Metadata Archivist

Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs

Wayne State University


Copied emails from the "Background Jobs Piling up in Queue" thread from December:

We are having the same issue at Michigan State but not with all of the pdfs.

Leslie  M. Behm ( DB 6)
Special Projects Librarian
Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries
366 W. Circle Dr.
East Lansing, MI 48824

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Alt: 517- 884-6471

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This email constitutes a "me too" on can't print to PDF all of a sudden when I could before. Definitely interested in following what's the possible outcome. We have a hosted instance, so if there's something we ought do, it's going to be asking Lyrasis for help.


Congregational Library & Archives

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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Background jobs piling up in the queue

We are using 1.5.1 and are experiencing a pileup in the background jobs queue. This is a first.

It started with trying to print a resources instances list. Now we are unable to print to pdf, even finding aids that were printable in the past.

IT upped the server capacity to 6GB RAM and 4 CPU cores and wondered if there's something wrong with the report or the data the report generation is trying to use.

We have been test-importing into ArchivesSpace legacy XML EAD finding aids created with a locally designed template in Oxygen. Now that's not possible either.

I found the Aug-Sept 2015 discussion and shared it with IT. Are these issues present in v. 1.5.1?

Can anyone offer any guidance?

Jackie Rider

Jacqueline Rider
Digital Archivist
Princeton Theological Seminary
PO Box 821
Princeton NJ 08542
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