[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ Issues -> Losing confidence in it.

Allan Kamau kamauallan at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 08:09:05 BST 2011

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Abhishek K <abhishek.kona at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> We have been running a single RabbitMQ instance for 6 months now (RabbitMQ
> 2.2).
> Off late we observed RabbitMQ was consuming 11G of Memory when the entire
> queue-size was about 7MB.
> We decided to do a restart of RabbitMQ (thinking this was a memory leak).
> On doing a restart of the APP we kept getting restart TIME-OUT without any
> messages in the startup_{err,log).
> We kept on retrying the restart and after 10minutes RabbitMQ restarted on
> its own, without any message or log of what went wrong.
> What was an expected down time of <1min ended up being a down time of 10
> min.
> Also it forced our team to frantically set up RabbittMQ on a new machine
> with all the queues and Exchanges (the original Rabbit came back up in the
> meanwhile).
> We are trying to analyze why this happened to us. Specifically answer the
> following questions
> Why was rabbitmq consuming high amounts of memory? Was it a memory leak? Is
> the memory leak fixed in the later version.
> Why did rabbitMQ not restart immediately? Why was no message present in the
> log.
> In situations like these how do we start a new rabbitmq instance
> automatically with all the queues and preferably data.
> How do we upgrade to latest Rabbit without any data loss?
> Any opinions and thoughts on this are welcome.
> -Abhishek Kona
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