We've been noticing our Content Server this morning has been using a lot of memory, up to around 93%. The top process is "helper.exe", it hasn't been transcoding or sending media files to external storage for about an hour now.
What is the typical memory used when the server is at idle?
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This is from a non clustered 2nd generation TCS with S5.3 (and hd option key):
which is up for around 1 month with dayly recordings. This is in "idle mode":
Maybe Magnus or somebody else has some comment on what causes the high load on the TCS helper process.
If you think it should do nothing and no transcoding or whatever job is queued, I would start with a reboot
and keep on monitoring the load.
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We restarted the server this weekend, and the memory usage is back to normal. At idle after reboot it was around 1.25GB, and right now while recording it's sitting around 2.5GB. The helper.exe process that was at the top of the memory usage, is now in the middle way below what is was.
I'm not sure what caused the memory to spike in the first place, but glad at least a reboot corrected it. I'm planning to monitor it for this coming week to see if it happens again.