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ASP.NET Session data after crash

Posted on 2013-12-17
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I have a web application written in C#, ASP.NET.
The application is not stable and sometimes crashes when users are using it.
After the crash the user brings up the application's logon screen again.
I am storing the session data in the Session object provided by ASP.NET.
Question :
Is it possible to retrieve information of the previous session (the one that crashed) when new logon screen is loading ?
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by:Paul Jackson
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No, a crash in a web application will cause the process running the website to restart and therefore lose all of the session data.
The alternative is to store session information in sql server so it can be retrieved after a crash.
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by:vu3lmg
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Dear jacko72
My question is about extracting the information from the client PC, not the server.
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by:Paul Jackson
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Session state is stored on the server not on the client, a client based solution would be to use cookies.
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by:vu3lmg
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Yes session state is stored on the web-server but even that web-server would use cookies to identify between different users.  Right ?  
I am trying get that information (cookie) after the failure.

Please bare with me for the silly questions / lack of proper terminology, but I am new to the web programming.
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The session cookies that a web-server uses are usually in-memory or transient cookies which are kept in temporary so they are lost when a browser is closed or due to a crash.
It is possible to get around this by writing your own cookies to the client or using state server management to manage session state

http://www.beansoftware.com/ASP.NET-Tutorials/Store-Session-State-Server.aspx
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