Topic: ClamAV consuming too much memory

==== Required information ====
- iRedMail version (check /etc/iredmail-release): 0.9.7
- Linux/BSD distribution name and version: Debian 8.7 Jessie
- Store mail accounts in which backend (LDAP/MySQL/PGSQL): PGSQL
- Web server (Apache or Nginx): Nginx
- Manage mail accounts with iRedAdmin-Pro? No
- [IMPORTANT] Related original log or error message is required if you're experiencing an issue.

My server has a measly 1GB of memory, and it's always almost entirely used up by iRedMail, and especially ClamAV. top shows ClamAV routinely occupying 50% of the available memory.

Is there anything I can do to lower the memory consumption of ClamAV? It's bogging everything down, even some cron scripts fail because of lack of memory.


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Re: ClamAV consuming too much memory

Lowering mem. Will decrease overall performance to


Re: ClamAV consuming too much memory

I'm sorry, I didn't get that, please explain further!


Re: ClamAV consuming too much memory

This is not an issue really. ClamAV does need that amount of memory.
Solution to this is to get more RAM