51.17 --maxtime

Specifies in seconds the maximum amount of time a DVA worker thread is allowed to work on a converting a single document file. The default is 300 seconds (5 minutes). Valid values range from 60 seconds (1 minute) to 1200 seconds (20 minutes). See Section 50.2, Controlling Maximum Document Conversion Size and Time Limits.

Linux DVA

Windows DVA


--maxtime seconds



--maxtime 600


When the DVA provides HTML conversion for the POA, the setting of the DVA ‑‑maxtime switch interacts with the setting of the POA --dcamaxtime switch, which sets the amount of time that the POA waits for a response from the DVA.