We've recently had deployments spike in several of the client orgs we work with. The worst example jumping from 45 minutes to upwards of 7 hours. A current deployment is 3 hours in and has only completed 30 out of 487 tests. In all cases deployment times are highly variable, but are always nearly double what they use to be, and in some cases are a whole order of magnitude slower.

Does anyone know what changed that would lead to this? Anyone else experiencing this?

  • I didn't notice any slowness in our Winter15 orgs so far.. maybe you can try raising a case with SF mentioning the instance / org details and deployment times and see if they can find anything.. Nov 5, 2014 at 2:38
  • is there any pattern in which instances this is happening in? I haven't seen anything like this in the EU and CS instances I work with. Nov 5, 2014 at 10:35
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    Are you on NA2? We are seeing the same issue on that instance, but not on other instances. Nov 5, 2014 at 22:05
  • we've logged a case with sfdc support, some individual tests say they are taking 30 minutes to complete which is pretty insane, the worst offender is on na3, but also seeing behavior on na5 Nov 6, 2014 at 0:05
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    still waiting for support, case #11192114, been a week now, with no actionable response and we actually have premier support Nov 11, 2014 at 7:16

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Working on closing the question I just posted as a duplicate (Test Execution Slowness):

Anyone else experience a major slowdown in test execution? I have approximately 300 test methods that I run daily. What used to take 40-60 minutes now takes 2-3 hours, and the slowness is also causing inbound changesets to fail since some now exceed the time limit allowed. I've run the "slow" tests in the sandbox and they run in well under 60 seconds, so there's no issue with the test classes themselves...

Anyone else having this issue?

Short answer, yes, I'm in the exact same boat.


After waiting several days for a response on my ticket, I received a polite "f off" since I don't have upgraded support. I hope someone else is able to get this actually prioritized.

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An internal salesforce chatter feed says that WINTER '15 PATCH 13.0 will be released today!

  • My case was escalated to R&D. They seem to be aware of the issue. It sounds like you never made it to someone who was able/willing to check if there is an open R&D investigation. Nov 7, 2014 at 4:28
  • Glad to hear it! I was actually pushed to R&D by my sales rep. The response above was from R&D, sadly... Nov 7, 2014 at 18:48
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    we've got a known issue success.salesforce.com/issues_view?id=a1p300000008XJg Nov 12, 2014 at 20:08
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    An internal salesforce chatter feed says that WINTER '15 PATCH 13.0 will be released today! Dec 4, 2014 at 17:53
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    @NathanWilliams see the recent answer/comment from Daniel, turns out it's not going out until patch 15.0, and was erroneously marked as fixed today Dec 9, 2014 at 14:54

I also have a case open with Salesforce for this issue as well. My case number is 11182795 if you want to reference it. I have a single test that is taking almost an hour to run! Interestingly, the same tests run perfectly fine through the Apex Test Execution in the setup UI. This definitely started some time over the weekend since deployments on Friday took about 20 minutes and now they are up to 2 hours.

Update: SF says: "I've reviewed your case and would like to inform you that we're having an ongoing issue related to change-set validation/deployment time which R&D is working on with high priority. We'll confirm first internally if you're also impacted by that and then take further action on your case."

  • I submitted a ticket a few hours ago and referenced this thread. Nov 6, 2014 at 1:49
  • Any chance they gave you a link to a known issue? Also, did they imply it's just change sets? I've been seeing slowness with both, but change sets has been far worse than ant/eclipse deployments. Nov 7, 2014 at 5:52

Despite the Salesforce Known Issue (https://success.salesforce.com/issues_view?id=a1p300000008XJgAAM) reporting this as fixed, it most assuredly is not.

I found this out the hard way, by trying a change set and seeing the still awfully slow deployment times.

I have confirmed this with Salesforce support, this was apparently marked as 'FIXED' erroneously, and is scheduled for Winter 15 Patch 15.0, not Patch 13.0 as the Known Issue states.

I would have just left this as a comment to another answer, but I don't have the required reputation to do so.

EDIT: Salesforce have provided an update on the Known Issue: [10-Dec-2014: This issue is not fixed, despite what it says at the top of this page. The "red Xs" show the real status.]


I've got a case open with support, 11192114, and they performed some trace logging on a change set that took over 17 hours to deploy, a new record considering deployments were under half an hour a month ago.

They've acknowledged there is an issue with change sets, but have yet to provide any more details on it. I'm working to get this up as a known issue, so we can all register it's affecting us.

In the meantime, ant or eclipse based deployments, while still slower than usual, or only 2-4x slower than usual, and far faster than change set deployments which are taking 10x+ times longer.


A viable Workaround is to use Eclipse IDE until the issue is resolved.

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    I've been having issues with ant/eclipse as well, although change sets do appear to take noticeably longer. With ant i'm see 2-4x the usual time, change sets was 2-10+ times the usual time. Nov 7, 2014 at 5:54
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    Varun it always adds quality to an answer if you elaborate a bit. Go into detail about your experience or reference documentation relevant to the question and your answer. Nov 7, 2014 at 8:59

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