WatchGuard System Manager Server

Just wondering if the attached screenshot is a normal occurrence for a server with WatchGuard System Manager running on it. I just upped the available RAM to 4 GB and it was running great for a few weeks. But all of a sudden there seem to be a lot of processes taking up tons of memory. Any ideas?
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agruber85Asked:
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Syed Mutahir AliTechnology ConsultantCommented:
Log Servers
WatchGuard Log Servers collect log message data from each connected device. Log Servers receive information on TCP ports 4107 and 4115. Each device that connects to the Log Server first sends its name, serial number, time zone, and software version, then sends log data as new events occur. The serial number (SN) of the Firebox or XTM device is used to uniquely identify the device in the Log Server database. The Log Server uses multiple instances of the PostgreSQL database to manage its global database. Each instance of the PostgreSQL database appears in Windows Task Manager as a separate PostgreSQL process.

http://www.watchguard.com/help/docs/wsm/11/en-US/index_Left.html#CSHID=en-US%2Flogging%2Flogging_and_logfiles_about_c.html|StartTopic=Content%2Fen-US%2Flogging%2Flogging_and_logfiles_about_c.html|SkinName=WSM (en-US)

this looks normal, as the firewall is logging quite a lot,

You may be able to fine tune what to log and what not to log - granularly.

Also, a good thing would be to bring this to attention to watchguard so they can find a way to reduce this.

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mere-mortalCommented:
Agree with mutahir, this is a normal for Postgres, people often underestimate the resources required for log servers not just WatchGuard.

You should be able to manage Postgres to limit the amount of memory it uses.
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