We have a production server with two SSAS instances, 1 for user querying and 1 with empty templates where we do new releases and (full) processing of the cubes (and then backup and restore processed cubes to main instance, and delete the processed cubes from the 'processing' instance). This is to prevent any downtime on our instance used by clients. These processed cubes seem to be kept in memory, even though they are deleted after processing and backup.
This processing instance holds no data as seen in ssms, but it keeps growing in memory (up to 40-50GB) untill it starts failing to process due to memory issues after a few days.
About 95% of this memory is outside of the shrinkable/non-shrinkable data cleaner memory, so the memory limits are not doing anything to release this memory. After processing all cleaner memory drops to several 100 mb, while total memory usage for this instance stays high, and will keep growing untill we have failures. I don't believe the solution lies in any memory limits, since the used memory is not detected by the SSAS data cleaner. I have tested adjusting these memory limits, no effect.
Doing a process clear before deleting the cubes also has no effect.
The only thing that works is a manual restart of this instance every 2-3 days, but this is obviously not a proper/maintainable solution (automating this in a job step would require a proxy account with full admin rights on our production server, something we would like to avoid).
All software is up-to-date (microsoft analysis server version 220.127.116.11), VertiPaqPagingPolicy = 1, server mode is Tabular and all cubes are in Import mode.
I've been researching for a while now, but can't find the same issue anywhere, let alone a solution.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!