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Solving memory problems in Aspose.Words

I had to solved an ‘out of memory’ problem with Aspose.Words on a clients computer the other day and I think this will help other people.

They were appending together about a thousand Word documents (none more than 2 megs) and they got an ‘out of memory’ error when saving it on a powerful Windows 2003 32 bit server with 4 gigs of ram.

All of this worked fine on my own personal laptop and on our qa server.

It turns out they had a small Windows paging file (1000 megs) and limited disk space (2 gigs free).

Changing the windows paging file on their server to System managed and increasing the disk space to 9 gigs fixed the problem on their server.

I have done another test on our server by doubling those documents. This test works on my personal laptop, but fails on our qa server.

This is a 32 bit application, but my personal laptop is running Windows 7 64 bit. With windows 7 64 bit I can make an unlimited paging file (it needed 8 gigs of paging file to process these documents).

With 32 bit windows you can only make it 4 gig, but you can also make multiple paging files and it runs better if it isn’t on the system drive, so I could probably play with this and make it work.

Or if they want to do really gigantic files, I can just tell them they need to be on a 64 bit server os and I just need to make sure they have plenty of disk space and a system managed paging file.

I hope this helps someone!

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