Mac OS error: Too many open files in system

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    Issue

    When creating an extract on a Mac, the following error might occur:

     

     

    Tableau Data Engine Error 103: Too many open files system

    Environment
    • Tableau Desktop 10.0.0
    • Mac OS
    Resolution

    Check the file limits:

    • Open Terminal
    • Run this command: launchctl limit maxfiles

     

     

     

    The last two columns are the limits, how many files a given process can have open and how many files overall can be open.

     

     

    Additional Information

    If the limits are low, set them higher. The steps for changing the file limit are here: http://docs.basho.com/riak/kv/2.1.4/using/performance/open-files-limit/#mac-os-x

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