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Topic: Acrobat excessive RAM usage (Read 7934 times) previous topic - next topic

Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage

Reply #105
What version of Mac OS are you using? I am not seeing this with Acrobat DC on Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6.
The problem occurs in Yosemite, Sierra and High Sierra.

And El Capitan too.
Was fine until about 1 1/2 weeks ago, then DC started grabbing up ram & VM. No updates to OS, Acro or the only third party plugin, FusionPro. There's also a second thread on Adobe's bug report pages. https://acrobat.uservoice.com/forums/590923-acrobat-for-windows-and-mac/suggestions/32123662-acrobat-pro-dc-acrocef-eating-up-21gb-of-memory

Only workable solution I've found, as others on this forum, quit Agrobat when not using it and don't leave it launched for over 1/2 hour (monitoring memory use through Activity Monitor).

Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage

Reply #106
We have 14 Macs running Acrobat DC and haven't seen this issue on any of them. Tonight I am going to go buy a lotto ticket! :rotf:
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra | Prinergy 7.5 | Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 | Two Luscher XPose 160 CTP units

Prepress: One who does precision guess work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.

Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage

Reply #107
Seriously though....have any of you having this issue checked your Console logs when all of this RAM is being consumed? It might point out what process is consuming all of that RAM better than what you see in Activity Monitor.
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra | Prinergy 7.5 | Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 | Two Luscher XPose 160 CTP units

Prepress: One who does precision guess work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.

 

Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage

Reply #108
Without reading back through this thread...has anyone with this problem tried creating a new admin account on their Mac and running Acrobat from the new account?
would you believe I am FINALLY getting around to trying this today... will see how it goes when i leave the mac on over the weekend.
at least if it works that will be great... except i will have to get everything to work right on a new login... which will be a pain!

Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage

Reply #109
Let me add my name to the list of those suffering from this malady. My workstation has suffered for some time now and I've gone to using Acrobat Pro XI for the vast majority of lifting, especially since we're quite dependent upon Suitcase, Heidelberg's PDF Toolbox and recently added FusionPro into the mix just to muddy waters much, much further. We've three workstations utilizing Suitcase, two that have Heidelberg's Prinect software and Toolboxes and one with the added FusionPro.

In regard to the usage and the issue, it's truly gotten to the point that if I do use DC for any length of time, I also open Activity Monitor just so I can kill things off before I brings my system to a screeching halt. I believe my system is the only one here affected, although I'm potentially seeing some symptoms begin in our Preflight computer. I've tried the enhanced memory protection check but after seeing the lack of results others have had, I'm not optimistic about that maneuver's benefit.

Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage

Reply #110
I think I found the solution regarding my Acrobat Pro problem.
Please read the comments I've made on the Adobe forum.
Unfortunately the memory leak problem is 100% back. ;-(
My colleague worked problem free for a week. I've installed CC 2018 on his iMac and after this install Acrobat becomes very memory hungry again. (I don't know if this action is related to the problem.)
Back to square one.
Update!
In the meantime another iMac user of our Prepress department encounters the same memory problem.

But … I've installed the latest updates form Acrobat and guess what: the problem is gone on both systems. Finally! I've waited for almost a year for this.

Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage

Reply #111
Yeah they dropped a major new version of DC last week. I was wondering if this would solve that issue for those having it?

DPSprint?
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra | Prinergy 7.5 | Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 | Two Luscher XPose 160 CTP units

Prepress: One who does precision guess work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.

Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage

Reply #112
Yeah they dropped a major new version of DC last week. I was wondering if this would solve that issue for those having it?

DPSprint?

Actually, the problem was already solved on both systems with the former update.

DPSprint? What do mean by that?

Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage

Reply #113
DPSprint is the person that started this thread and never saw it resolved.
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra | Prinergy 7.5 | Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 | Two Luscher XPose 160 CTP units

Prepress: One who does precision guess work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.

Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage

Reply #114
yeap thats me!

Y'know I finally got this computer completely set up last week with a new user and it has been working well, no crashes!

Yesterday morning I came in and turned on the computer and unknown to me it started in the old user... which is weird in itself as I had set it up so it would start up in the new user.
But anyway i was working away and realised acrobat had had an update (the pdf icons are all different, take a bit of getting used to), I thought oh interesting, see what happens... LOL an hour later and it crashed... thats when I realised I was in the old user and not the new!

So back to the other user and its fine, as it was last week.

I guess I should check again and see if the old user crashes again



Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage

Reply #115
That tells me the issue has been in the user account all along then.
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra | Prinergy 7.5 | Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 | Two Luscher XPose 160 CTP units

Prepress: One who does precision guess work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.

Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage

Reply #116
That tells me the issue has been in the user account all along then.


Im kinda thinking that...

although why would it have been fixed with the upgrade for sgrhill?

Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage

Reply #117
although why would it have been fixed with the upgrade for sgrhill?
That's a very good question! I don't have an answer to that.
Probably there is more than one cause for this problem. In our case the update worked. In your case the new user account worked. Maybe the last solution did work for us as well, I didn't test that. It's a lot of work to create another user account with the same functionality as the old account.
I keep saying I find it coincidental that in our department only the iMacs were affected with the Enfocus Pitstop plugin installed. Maybe the Acrobat update only addresses that cause.

A bit off topic: Why doesn't the Adobe CC Desktop App notifies me when there is an update available for Acrobat Pro DC? To see if there's an update I must click on 'Help' in Acrobat and then select 'Check for updates'. This is weird, because all of the other Adobe apps will notifiy me through the Desktop App.

Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage

Reply #118
...and yes its a big thing to change user accounts!  :facepalm:

I dont get notifications for Acrobat either

Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage

Reply #119
Acrobat DC is stealthy and does it in the middle of the night while you are sleeping. :helicopter:

Yes changing user accounts is a PITA but still easier than reformatting the hard drive and starting fresh.
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra | Prinergy 7.5 | Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 | Two Luscher XPose 160 CTP units

Prepress: One who does precision guess work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.