[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Server leaking resources? Slows after running a while.

Zachary L Pelli zachary.pelli at shu.edu
Tue Oct 9 12:31:39 EDT 2018

Hey all,

We're having issue with our installation and I'm trying to narrow down what the problem is. After the application starts, it runs smoothly. After s few days, maybe a week, it slows to a crawl, frequently throwing 502 errors. I forgot to grab the logs before resetting, but I'll be sure to check them next time it happens.

I have set the java heap space to 2500mb on a server with 4gb total memory. Running top command when the server was slow showed a constant 100% CPU usage and ~80% memory usage. After resetting, it shows 1-20% CPU usage and ~38% memory usage.

I have a feeling that  it may be time to upgrade to a more powerful server but I want to rule out any application-related issues before making that leap.


Zach Pelli
Digital Collections Infrastructure Developer
Seton Hall University Libraries

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