How to keep alive Jira and Confluence?

I have an instance of Jira that will always run out of memory after some time.

Does anyone has a good keep-alive daemon for it?

Note: it should be able to cope with human triggered restarts and manual shutdowns.

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Look, a quick and dirty script for you to start:

You will have to define some stuff in your env (JAVA_HOME, for instance) and register it in cron


# This assumes Jira runs as root. If not proper sudo commands should be in place


le=`grep "OutOfMemoryException" $JIRADAT_HOME/log/atlassian-jira.log | wc -l`
if [ "$le" != "0" ]
  pid=`cat $JIRABIN_HOME/work/`
  echo "Got exception, will act on pid $pid"
  sleep 30
  if [ -f $JIRADAT_HOME/.jira-home.lock ]
    echo "Sorry, forced removal "
    kill -9 $pid
    rm -rf $JIRADAT_HOME/.jira-home.lock
    rm -rf $JIRABIN_HOME/work/
  if [ ! -d $JIRADAT_HOME/oldlogs ]
    mkdir $JIRADAT_HOME/oldlogs
  mv $JIRADAT_HOME/log/*.log $JIRADAT_HOME/oldlogs/

Thanks Radu, still this does not solve the problem. in 99% of the cases, the VM got stuck doing garbage collections when it runs out of memory, but the process is still running, so that's not the proper way of keeping jira alive.

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