Magnolia activation fails - Can't version: Failed to build path

Magnolia activation fails – Can’t version: Failed to build path

If your activation fails throwing the following error, it may be because of a node of type mgnl:contentNode in the website repository.

Activation fails with "can't version" error

Since the error tells you the uuid of the node it is easy to track the node and delete it. Just query the node with the help of the uuid like this:

Query uuid in JCR

Running this query finds you the node and tells you its exact path so that you’re able to track the node and just delete it. After this, the activation should work again.