I have a web service which was written for me by a contractor who no longer works for me. Add to that I no longer have the funds to hire someone to help.
He wrote an ASP.NET web service and the java applet which sends GPS data from each phone to the web service. I have validated that only when one or more phones are reporting does the memory decay. I do not yet have a development machine I can use to test the program and get into the code, and would not really understand it if I did. I do no want to "break" a working system, although I need to reboot it every few hours when they are running with 5 or more drivers (each with a phone).
Short of me creating a new development machine that I can use to test the service on, how might I gather some information about the cause of the memory leak? He was an excellent programmer, and I wonder if there any way that the problem could be solvable without actually changing his code??
I have a demo of Clever Cache which seems to help clean up lost memory, but it can not keep up with the losses.
I'm in a serious pickle!