Confluence Re-indexing failed with java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space

After upgrading to Confluence version 5.5.7 

Re-indexing is failing with below error.

java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space
2015-04-18 04:41:37,766 ERROR [Indexer: 4] [] indexCollection Error indexing document
-- referer: http://xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/admin/search-indexes.action | url: /admin/reindex.action | userName: xxxxxxx | action: reindex
java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: GC overhead limit exceeded

Please help me to resolve this.

Thanks in Advance.

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Hello Pavan,

Can you please let us know how much memory is allocated to Confluence? This configuration is set in the <confluence-install-directory>/bin/ file, for example:

-Xms1024m -Xmx1024m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m -XX:+UseG1GC

In case you are running Confluence on a Windows as a service you'll need to check the service settings.



I Have increased the JVM Memory, it worked for me. Thank you :)

try adding  -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC to the JAVA_OPTS variable in the file. 

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