[Archivesspace_Users_Group] I Feel the Need for Speed - Time Trials?

Huebschen, Alan M ahueb2 at uis.edu
Fri Feb 22 09:31:42 EST 2019

Hi VivienLea,

I’m not sure if your problems are the same as mine, but I had to address a similar issue recently. Our instance of AS currently runs on a virtual machine with 4gb of ram and after about a month of uptime I got a complaint from our Archives about serious slow-downs. All that was needed to remedy this was restarting the AS service, something like “systemctl restart Archivesspace” in the server environment. This quickly freed up memory that was slowly being consumed over time, so in order to do this on a regular basis I set up a cron job that automatically restarts the AS service once per week in the middle of the night when nobody is using the service.
As a side note we are running v2.5.0.

-Alan Huebschen
Brookens Library
Information Systems
(217) 206-7115

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We haven’t undertaken anything like this, but are also in the process of testing our upgrade to v2.5.2 are noticing significant system slowdowns, so we’d be very interested if any other institutions have done any benchmarking around timings for basic processes, or any feedback on how to improve system speeds!



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From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Solek, VivianLea
Sent: Friday, 25 January 2019 12:17 AM
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] I Feel the Need for Speed - Time Trials?

Good morning all,

I know our installations will all be different which will impact speed, but I’m very curious about the speed of processing that folks are experiencing.  Even the most basic tasks (like clicking on a record group/collection record to open it, seems to take a bit to perform it.  My system (v.2.4.1 in the process of updating to 2.5.1) is on a dedicated cloud server and I know it can be “ramped up” to generate more speed/power,  I just need some stats/data to convince IT that the performance I’m seeing is “below par.”

Am I just being a big impatient or are other people seeing slow speeds as well?  Has anyone done any “time trials” for basic processes?  Has anyone done “time trials” for importing with the Harvard plug in?

Many thanks for any and all insights and data shares!


VivianLea Solek
Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives

Knights of Columbus Museum
1 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511-6702
Phone 203 752-4578
Fax 203 865-0351

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