Lowering MySQL threads for confluence

I'm currently testing confluence as an internal documentation store and intranet for a very small company. In my testing I've found that Confluence seems to hold several 10+ mysql threads open at all time. I realize this is probably for performance, but in our case it's unlikely there will ever be more than two people on the site at a time, and the total number of employees can be counted on one hand.


Is there anyway to tune the number of connections used by confluence like you can in JIRA?


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Hi Jonathon!

Maybe you can set the number of threads on MySQL itself.

Try changing some parameters on my.cnf, like:

thread_cache_size = 0
wait_timeout = 60
interactive_timeout = 60
max_delayed_threads = 0

This will may help with the idle or unused connections with MySQL.

Hope it helps!

Unfortunately these settings did not change the number of connections remaining open to mysql from Confluence. They also resulted in an overall performance loss (thread_cache_size=0 I assume).

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