Memory consumption when importing a solution RRS feed

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  • Hi everybody

    I have recently noticed that when importing a quite normal 4MB solution the memory consuption for the w3wp.exe process rises from 384MB to 1.7GB... It first happened on my development environment when using the development toolkit and deployed. And then on our test environment, when importing we experienced the same thing. Has anyone else seen this and did you have any clues/solution? Right now I need to restart the applications pool in order to release the memory.

    Saturday, May 11, 2013 2:38 PM

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  • That does seem a greater increase than expected. Have you tried deploying manually, rather with the development toolkit, to compare the effects.

    It should be said that 384MB seems a farily low starting amount of memory. If you'd only just recycled the application pool prior to importing, then some of the memory increase could be due to the application pool getting back to normal memory usage.

    In general IIS will only use memory if there is enough available, so is it actually an issue if the application pool memory usage reaches 1.7 GB ?

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    Monday, May 13, 2013 5:20 AM
  • The scenario described is manual deployment to production.
    Monday, May 13, 2013 7:46 AM
  • If this is a production server, then I would expect it to have enough memory to give 1.7 GB to the CRM worker process. I'd suggest it would be more cost effective to give more memory to the server, than to spend time investigating what exactly causes the rise in memory usage

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    • Proposed as answer by nrodriEditor Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1:49 PM
    Monday, May 13, 2013 7:57 PM