Category Archives: master database

Extending scheduled task to set execution time

In a lot of cases it would make sense to tell Sitecore at what time to execute scheduled tasks. If for example a heavy import job is to be executed once a week it would make sense to do it at a time when the editors are not active or when the traffic to the site is low. Continue reading Extending scheduled task to set execution time

Make Sitecore stop publishing certain items

This is part 2 of adding a second master database. When having a second database with the purpose of holding millions of items and not needing publish since it will contain information from third party systems such as DAM or PIM we need to stop the publisher from publishing the information that is linked in from the second master database. Continue reading Make Sitecore stop publishing certain items

Adding a second master database

Have you ever wanted to add a second database so you can keep millions of items in it and not having to publish it?

Well, to be honest me neither until a few days ago. The scenario is that you have lots and lots of data in other systems (PIM, DAM, Pdf-library or whatever). You want this data to be accessible in Sitecore but you do not want to publish it since that will take forever and cause all sorts of problems.

So in this case you could keep all that data in the second master database (in a bucket of course, since the content tree will be quite hard to handle otherwise). Continue reading Adding a second master database