FileMaker Memory Leak

Discussion created by msawyer on Aug 30, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 31, 2016 by msawyer

Product and version FileMaker Server 15.01.137

OS and version Windows Server 2012 R2

Browser and version (for WebDirect only)

Hardware Intel XeonCPU E5-2630@2.6mz - 4 processors in a VM environment     22gb Ram



This issue has been happening for some time, it has been experienced across two VM's both on same hardware.


Cache used to be set at 40% now set to 10%, which by the way improved performance radically.


It has been experienced on both FMS 14 and FMS 15.


Currently on restart of FM Server utilisation of Memory is around 25%. Over a period of days this will gradually creep up to over 90% with a big degradation in performance.


I have attached some screenshots. They show how quickly the memory gets taken up. Note the task manager doesn't represent total memory usage.


My suspicion is that it might relate to ESS. See screen shots of active DSN's connected to FIleMaker.


The server is purely a FIleMaker server.


How to replicate

Resolution is to restart FM Server.

Workaround (if any)