The wait operation timed out. ASP

If you found the exact error “The wait operation timed out” then it is likely you have a database call that took longer than expected. This could be due to any number of things:

  1. Transient network problem
  2. High SQL server load
  3. Problem with SAN, RAID, or storage device
  4. Deadlock or other form of multiprocess contention

You haven’t shared enough information to troubleshoot. The way I would manage this would be to check for other occurrences of the problem and see if there is a pattern, e.g. if the problem occurs at a certain time of day.

Certainly increasing the timeout is not a bad idea (if it is currently set pretty low) and may resolve the problem in and of itself.

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