java.lang.OutOfMemoryError while removing a space

We tried to remove a seemingly normal space with about 95 pages. It took quite some time and before it got finished, a java.lang.OutOfMemoryError was thrown and server broke down (of course...).

Unfortunately, now heap dump was written. I cannot give any further information thus.

Did anyone encounter a similiar issue and found out more about it?

We are running Confluence 3.5.13.

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Hello Michael,

OOM errors can happen in a Confluence instance due to many reasons, that normally consumes all the memory and generate this kind of error stack-trace, so in this case I would suggest you to review the following article that have a solution for this kind of problem:

I hope this helps.

Kind Regards,


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