Increased memory usage

There can be multiple reasons for your gameserver to use more memory over time:

  1. Some mods use a lot of memory. Try disabling all mods to verify if a mod is causing the increased memory use. (You can create a snapshot to ensure no damage is done with disabling the mods)
  2. Sometimes an update to the game brings issues which causes an increase in memory usage by the gameserver. The game developers should release a new update soon.
  3. A lot of structures and tamed dino's can impact the memory usage over time. You can use auto-decay and similar features to bring down memory usage.

It sometimes helps to perform a container reboot. You can reboot the container for your gameserver using the following steps:

  1. Go to your gameserver overview
  2. Click the server that has increased memory usage (make sure gameserver is shutdown)
  3. Click on the "Dangerzone" tab
  4. Enter your password in the "Reboot container" block
  5. Press "Reboot container" to reboot your container
    1. Go to your gameserver overview
    2. Click the server that has the issues (make sure gameserver is shutdown)
    3. Click on the "Dangerzone" tab
    4. Enter your password in the "Reboot container" block
    5. Press "Reboot container" to reboot your container

If none of the above steps managed to help you out, you might need to resize your gameserver to a bigger size. A busy gameserver easily uses 9+ GB

How to test if you are dealing with natural growth
The easiest way to test if the memory increase is caused by natural growth is by following the steps below:

  1. Create a snapshot of your gameserver
  2. Shutdown your gameserver
  3. Login via FTP and remove all files in the "SavedArks" directory
  4. Start your server back up

You will notice that the memory usage is all the way down to original usage (a clean server).
You can now shutdown the server and restore the snapshot. After restoring the snapshot you can start your server back up and the memory usage will increase to the high levels again.

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