[Imports] osmosis OutOfMemory: Java heap space

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Mon Apr 22 20:39:17 UTC 2013

On 04/22/2013 01:45 AM, Zugravu Radu-Stefan wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to import a large area from europe.osm. To do that I
> executed the following command:
> /"C:\Program Files (x86)\osmosis\bin\osmosis.bat" --read-xml
> file="G:\Restricted\Radu\Facultate\2012-2013\Licenta\europe.osm"
> --bounding-box left=12.04 top=55.44 right=30.19 bottom=43.51
> --write-pgsql host="localhost" database="eastern_europe" user="postgres"
> password="parola"/
> After almost a day of executing the following error dropped:
> /OutOfMemmory: Java heap space/
>  From what I've seen on
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Osmosis/Tuning a quick fix for this
> error is to set JAVACMD_OPTIONS to change the amount of memmory
> allocated (JAVACMD_OPTIONS=-Xmx2G will allocate 2 GB).
> First of all I would like to know where do I have to set
> JAVACMD_OPTIONS. I am a Windows user. Do I have to edit osmosis.bat in
> bin directory?
> Also setting JAVACMD_OPTIONS to 2GB will be enough for osmosis to not
> crush again or do I have to set other variables? I want to be sure
> before executing the process again because I have to wait almost a day
> to see any results and I will loose a lot of time if it crashes again.
> Thank you

This would probably be more appropriate for the osmosis-dev list, 

Martijn van Exel

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