I have a LANDesk core server crashing at irregular intervals.
It will consume a lot of memory before software distribution stops and the server needs a reboot to recover.
At first, I looked at processes, but they are all using a reasonable amount of memory.
The funny thing is that the memory usage will not show up in resource manager or task manager.
So someone helped me and they found where my memory is going:
There's a "file" in Windows memory called "MetaFile".
Metafile is part of the system cache and consists of NTFS metadata.
Sysinternals has a tool to see how large this file is:
The attached document will show Metafile using +6GB of memory on this server!
The server doesn't have any extra files other than the ones used by LANDesk.
Has anyone seen anything like this?
Core server is running LDMS 9 SP2 with Windows 2008 R2 SP 1 as operating system.
Any help is appreciated
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