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    Default What are kvoop processes? What do they do?

    I've got almost 500 running on my server right now...

    Should I be worried?

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    kvoop is part of the convertd process if that helps track it down. beyond that I don't know much about it but 500 seems a bit high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian View Post
    kvoop is part of the convertd process if that helps track it down. beyond that I don't know much about it but 500 seems a bit high.
    Thanks Brian for the reply.

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    What is the convertd process please?

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    Convertd handles attachment conversion so that many attachments types may be viewed as HTML even when the application that created them is not present on your system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhickey View Post
    Convertd handles attachment conversion so that many attachments types may be viewed as HTML even when the application that created them is not present on your system.
    None of our COS have 'view attachments as HTML' turned on.

    What should I be doing to find out why we are getting these bursts of several hundred kvoop processes on the box every few days? The box normally runs less than 200 processes.

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    I might be wrong, but I don't believe that turns the service off. It only disables the feature from the standpoint of the end users.

    I believe the zmconvertctl command will stop the service. Give it try and see if it helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhickey View Post
    I might be wrong, but I don't believe that turns the service off. It only disables the feature from the standpoint of the end users.

    I believe the zmconvertctl command will stop the service. Give it try and see if it helps.
    Brian,

    I RTFM the Admin Guide and on p. 118 it says this command controls the 'attachment conversion/indexing' function.

    We do enable attachment indexing, just not html viewing of attachments, so I'm guessing the spike in kvoop processes is convertd indexing the contents of all of the attachments.

    We and our customers send a lot of attachments, so is there any way to control when the convertd process indexes the documents? I'd like to schedule it for sometime in the evening if at all possible.

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