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Every time I want to export a PDF map I get told the server is too busy.

Can anybody Help me with this problem ?

asked 22 Oct '10, 10:27

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edited 13 Apr '11, 18:37

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The problem is still there, some news?

(04 May '11, 11:43) lucadelu

All of the answers below are still accurate. It might be worth looking at the yevaud load graph - European night-time sounds like the time to try.

Or you could try some of the alternatives that Harry Wood suggested.

(04 May '11, 15:42) SomeoneElse ♦

Server does not produce PDFs and other export formats if the load on the server is above 25. The current load can be viewed here:

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answered 23 Oct '10, 00:22

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edited 10 May '11, 12:35


Hardware recently upgraded, as of 14th May 2011 the server is below 25 load at least 95% of the time.

(14 May '11, 12:46) Firefishy ♦♦

As of 2014 the situation is far gloomier - it's constantly way, way above 25 except for a few hours during European night time. That "try again in a few minutes" message is very misleading.

(26 Jul '14, 20:17) alms

The export tab will give an error if the server is overloaded, but it also struggles if you are requesting an area which is too large (or full of too much complex map data).

Some alternative tools/approach may help you see the OSM on paper wiki page

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answered 23 Oct '10, 15:25

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The error says "The load average on the server is too high at the moment. Please wait a few minutes before trying again." So I suggests that you wait a few minutes and try again because the server is overloaded at the moment.

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answered 22 Oct '10, 11:00

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Yes I do but every time it is! does it give a trick to avoid it?

(22 Oct '10, 12:15) Leo93

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