I'm planning to run a monerod node on my Ubuntu server, but I also have a web server running there and another cryptonote daemon. I was wondering, how much memory does monerod take on Ubuntu?

4 Answers 4


I just checked on ubuntu and it appears to use 1.1g:

PID USER      PR  NI    VIRT    RES    SHR S  %CPU  %MEM     TIME+ COMMAND                                                                     
50878 root      20   0   26.6g   1.1g 171644 S   0.7  56.0  74:35.46 monerod  

On one of my boxes, monerod is using 1.2GB RAM, and on another 2GB. Both of these are Ubuntu. Of course, you'll also need a hard disk, ideally SSD, with 30GB+ free for a pruned node or 80GB+ for an unpruned node.


I'm running up to 3 monero daemon's on an very old laptop. 2 GB RAM, 240 GB SSD. Plus 3 heavy Nodejs apps, Apache, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis and sendmail.

Once a daemon is synced, the CPU and RAM usage is very little.

Linux Kernel 4.4.182 #1 SMP x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux


Looks like 1.75 GB.

$ docker stats

CONTAINER ID        NAME                CPU %               MEM USAGE / LIMIT     MEM %               NET I/O             BLOCK I/O           PIDS
59cba0501edf        monerod             1.61%               1.751GiB / 15.54GiB   11.27%              81.2GB / 421GB      136GB / 224MB       25

This particular invocation has been up for about 4 weeks, since I last needed to reboot the kernel. (I've set Docker up to restart the process on boot)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.