We often have jobs get stuck in the "Sending" status when deploying them via TAC. I always try the solution of deleting the commandline-workspace folder, but that never fixes it - I have to restart the server. Any ideas on what could be causing this? We are on version 5.4.1.
Yes I have an idea. The problem is a broken communication between the TAC and the job server. In older releases this caused the task to be untouchable. Connect to the TAC database and browser the table executiontask. Here you will find your task (find it by the label). update the field processingstate to 0 and the status (not sure about the field name, but you will find it easily because the status hold the values in upper case letters). Update the status to READY_TO_DEPLOY. Now refresh the task list in the TAC and you should be able to start the deployment again - hopefully it works now. I would in generally ask the support.
Thank you for this solution. It works for me some of the time, but occasionally I will receive an error that the job is still locked by another process. Any idea what table I need to update to clear this lock? Thanks!