Limiting LevelDB memory in Riak 1.4

Matthew Von-Maszewski matthewv at
Thu Oct 8 14:29:31 EDT 2015

See this:

It is the 1.4 docs relating to memory management for leveldb.

Basic answer is that you multiple max_open_files times 4 megabytes times number of vnodes on the server.


> On Oct 8, 2015, at 1:32 PM, Ricardo Mayerhofer <ricardo.ekm at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a multi backend strategy in my Riak cluster, where LevelDB bucket stores historical data whereas Bitcask bucket stores live data. Given the purpose of LevelDB bucket I don't want it to take much memory and use most o the memory to Bitcask.
> I know in 2.0 there is "leveldb.maximum_memory.percent" to limit LevelDB memory use. Is there a way to achieve the same thing in Riak 1.4?
> Thanks.
> -- 
> Ricardo Mayerhofer
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