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

Blake Carver blake.carver at lyrasis.org
Tue Oct 9 13:59:37 EDT 2018

Hey Zach,
It's kind of hard to say what happened, seeing some errors in the logs would probably answer that.
It's not a bad idea to give it some more memory, though if it's not a very large/busy site, 2 gigs should probably be enough.
Is this a Windows server?

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of Zachary L Pelli <zachary.pelli at shu.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 12:31:39 PM
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Server leaking resources? Slows after      running a while.

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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