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Confluence hammers SQL Server with thousands of queries


I recently checked SQL Server that houses Confluence DB and was puzzled to find several Confluence v6.4.3 queries that literally run 3-4 thousand times (!) per minute each in our log. Needless to say this results in CPU performance drain.

Here's one such query for example:

select as id1_30_0_, this_.user_name as user_nam2_30_0_, this_.lower_user_name as lower_us3_30_0_, as active4_30_0_, this_.created_date as created_5_30_0_, this_.updated_date as updated_6_30_0_, this_.first_name as first_na7_30_0_, this_.lower_first_name as lower_fi8_30_0_, this_.last_name as last_nam9_30_0_, this_.lower_last_name as lower_l10_30_0_, this_.display_name as display11_30_0_, this_.lower_display_name as lower_d12_30_0_, this_.email_address as email_a13_30_0_, this_.lower_email_address as lower_e14_30_0_, this_.external_id as externa15_30_0_, this_.directory_id as directo16_30_0_, this_.credential as credent17_30_0_ from cwd_user this_ where this_.directory_id=@P0 and this_.lower_user_name=@P1

Given we're talking about an instance that's only used from time to time by 5 folks in total, I'm baffled and bugged by this finding.

Any tips and ideas on troubleshooting or at least throttling this crazy Confluence activity down would be highly appreciated.


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Daniel Ebers Community Leader Nov 15, 2020

Hi Alexander,

this will be hard to diagnose from remote without access to the server but in the first step you could dig deeper by, for example, enabling a slow query log and stuff to get a better idea to see what is going on.

In case you are using Apps it would also be worth to have a look at them.

Here you find more general information - please make sure to select the right guide according to the database you have installed:


Hi Daniel,

I've come across this article before, however, there isn't anything relevant to the issue contained in it.

have however found more details on SQL logging and have enabled it in Confluence ( ). Can you please advise where is this log located? This isn't mentioned in the article itself.



Daniel Ebers Community Leader Nov 16, 2020

So far, so good!
The log file is in the "logs" directory. This is stored in the Confluence home directory.

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