3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 28, 2012 5:00 AM by Stef-j
Stef-j Level 1 (10 points)

After a while (perhaps after a large file copy, I'm not sure) server memory (8GB) is filled and the server is slowed down.

I have to restart the server to release memory, boring !

someone has an idea?


serveur macmini 2ghz intelcore i7 8go ram / extrenal storage promise 12To by thunderbolt

MacMiniServer, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Camelot Level 8 (46,580 points)

    You shouldn't have to restart, and you shouldn't worry about memory usage. I'm surprised you experience performance issues.


    What you should see is that the memory is 'used' since the OS will cache recently accessed files, but as other applications need memory this cached data should expire and be released for other apps to use.


    Can you quantify the slowdown you're experiencing, or are you just expecting to see a slowdown since you think the memory is low?

  • Master.Of.Disaster Level 1 (5 points)



    have you checked the graph/protocol of the server.

    There you can check the utilization of cpu/ram use.

  • Stef-j Level 1 (10 points)

    should release memory, but nerver do it, i leave the server during 24h whith no more free memory, nothing append, and there were nobony connect. the processor almost sleepling.


    file transfers slowdown from 50% to 70%