App Platform: Out of Memory on deploy (DeployContainerOutOfMemory)

I’m getting the following error on deployment:

Deploy Error: Out of Memory
Your deploy failed because your container was out of memory.
Error code: DeployContainerOutOfMemory

I am unable to deploy the app and I have no idea how to fix this. I also haven’t been able to find documentation on how to fix this.

It’s a web service running a node.js app.

Previous deployments have always gone fine without problems.

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I found the issue. I added several geojson files to the repository that were together around 60MB in size. After removing these the deployment worked again. So I assume it has something to do with the repo size. Would be great if the documentation has more information on this other than the generic “Your deploy failed because your container was out of memory”-line on the error page:

Dikshith Shetty
DigitalOcean Employee
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November 13, 2020

Hello @MRVDH

As per the error code, it appears you are running out of memory and should consider using a larger instance size for your app.

Here’s the documentation link on error codes:



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