So I’m testing out Discourse as a possible destination for our existing forum and I’m trying to figure out the requirements.
Currently I’m running the Discourse droplet on a Digitalocean node with 4vCPUs and 8GB ram.
With the imported vbulletin site running here with no traffic and no activity, the system starts out using about 75% of that 8gb ram and over a few days goes up to 100% then stops responding completely.
This confuses me since the minimum required seems to be a lot less than this.
( I have rebuilt the container, I have checked and cleared sidekiq tasks, still high usage)
Anyone got any tips ro should I be looking at a monster RAM setup just to keep the forum up?
The system may be rebaking posts and re-sizing images, which could use a lot of resources even if you have no users. You can look at /sidekiq to see if there are a bunch of jobs queued and/or running. Also, htop may give you some hints about what’s running.