Manage the Size of Your Database
The size of your database affects the amount of memory that you need to make available to the JVM that runs YouTrack. In general, we recommend that the amount of available memory is the same or higher than the size of your database.
If your database has grown to the point where you can no longer make additional memory available to the JVM on your server, consider reducing the amount of data that is stored on your server.
Use the guidelines on this page to maintain a manageable database size.
The most effective way to reduce the size of your database is to delete old projects. When you delete a project:
- All of the issues that belong to the project are deleted.
- All of the files that are attached to these issues are deleted.
Archiving a project does not reduce the size of your database.
If you want to delete older issues, but still want to keep the project open, use this workaround:
- Create a new project.
- Locate all of the issues in your project that were resolved six months ago or earlier.
- Use a command to move all of these issues to the new project.
- Delete the new project.