I have set the client side compilation mode on within admin and have recieved lots of missing files errors. Error:

FileError: 'http://magento2.com/static/version1493890573/_cache/merged/source/_theme.less' wasn't found (404)

I have tried clearing static files and redploying them however the less files are not generated and only merged css files seem to be present on there.

I am wondering what to do here and if there is a way to disable client side compilation from shell or in database but would also like to fix the static deployment so the files are deployed correctly.

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You can change it from the database.

Try running the following in your database.

update core_config_data set value='server_side_compilation' where path = 'dev/front_end_development_workflow/type';
  • Thanks yeah just found this and am back up again. Still a bit worried about why the files are not being found in the first place now.
    – harri
    Commented May 4, 2017 at 10:02
  • Does your site runs in production mode? Commented May 4, 2017 at 10:28
  • Yeah seems fine in production.
    – harri
    Commented May 4, 2017 at 11:17

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