Memory Usage keeps increasing

Alexander Sicular siculars at
Thu Sep 25 04:28:07 EDT 2014

Look into vector clock growth and siblings. You may have siblings to true. 


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> On Sep 25, 2014, at 03:54, riakuser01 <jethrorevill at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am currently using an in-memory backend on Riak 1.4.8, and I am
> experiencing a situation where my riak nodes gradually run out of memory.
> My application handles a small amount of data (10s of MBs), and writes to
> the same Riak buckets using the same keys again and again, so the number of
> Key/Values is consistent.
> I'm completely new to Riak, however my initial thoughts are that some sort
> of versioning is happening inside Riak, and that some data/metadata for the
> previous values for the keys is being retained (which gradually leads to
> increased memory consumption).
> Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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