When used in the context of databases, memory refers to RAM directly addressable by the CPU as opposed to going through the I/O subsystem.

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SQL server only using 4 GB ram [on hold]

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server running SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition. It won't use more than 4 GB of RAM. I checked max server memory variable and it's a 7 digits long standard number ...
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Address Windowing Extensions Overhead

I just found another SQL Server (2008r2) with AWE enabled on a 64-bit OS/SQL combination. Has anyone done an research as to the overhead created by enabling AWE on the 64-bit OS/SQL combination? It ...
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Virtualized SQL Server Memory Oddity

I've not seen this before, though perhaps it is common. I am looking at a virtualized (VMWare 5.5) SQL Server (2008R2 on Windows 2008 R2). What I am seeing is that in Task Manager, sqlserver.exe is ...
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SSAS and SQL Server on the same server

I have a server that is primarily used for SSAS, heavy processing, however I have SQL Server on it alongside SSAS, but I don't want sql server to hold ssas back. I have set the SQL Server MAX memory ...
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sql server max memory includes SSIS?

I have installed 2 instances of sql server plus SSIS on the following server. Note the amount of RAM is nearly 384 GB And this is the max and min memory settings that I have applied to my 2 ...
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Improve postgreql insert performance when compared to Oracle. Low memory utilization by Postgresql threads

I am trying to improve the performance of Postgresql (version 9.2.3) inserts for a simple table with 1 bigint, 1 varchar, 1 float and 2 time stamps. A simple replication of my JDBC program is ...
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Setting shared_buffers over 320 MB prevents Postgres from restarting

I'm running Postgres 8.1 on a CentOS 5 system with 4 GB of RAM. Whenever I set shared_buffers above 320 MB, it won't run. I've checked SHMMAX and it's at 4294967295 which is the max allowed for a ...
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MariaDB Spider Engine Out of Memory

I had almost standard MariaDB with InnoDB engine working fine but I wanted to test out the Spider Engine + Sharding/Partitioning. I had a query which was passing fine on the MariaDB InnoDB for ...
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A significant part of sql server process memory has been paged out. Lots of free memory though

Having a problem where my SQL Server 2012 SP2 Enterprise server says that most of SQL Server's memory has been paged out to disk but there's over 100GB free (of 256GB). From there system performance ...
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How to determine RAM usage of a query

I would like a detailed explanation on the below question. This is regarding the Mysql RDBMS. Thanks in advance. What are the factors that would affect the RAM usage by a query. how to ...
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Would increasing innodb buffer pool size prevent a mysql crash?

My server keeps running out of memory for mysql. I keep getting. 150708 3:39:09 [ERROR] /usr/sbin/mysqld: Out of memory (Needed 258064 bytes) When I looked in my.cnf I saw that ...
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SQL Server process only using half of the memory on host

We doubled the memory on host that has a SQL Server Enterprise 2014 instance on it. After a reboot of the server we noticed that the SQL service is only using half of the memory. A little background ...
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RAM utilization

We are using SQL Server 2014 on Windows server 2008 Web edition (64 bit). Total RAM of OS is 8 GB .When we check high physical memory usage in the task manager it shows nearly 90 to 95 % full but I ...
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Why is SQL Server 2014 consuming so much RAM with no active data stored?

I'm running SQL Server 2014 on my laptop along with a ton of other installed applications, from Visual Studio to video games. This is obviously not a production server, but for development and ...
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How do I limit Oracle's memory use?

I would like to use Oracle's automatic memory management, with a limit of around 4GB. (Past experience has shown this to be plenty for my dev PC and that it is easier to get an idea about any ...
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Configure RAM for SQL Server and NUMA

Accidental DB admin here. Question: Would you still manually limit max RAM for SQL Server even though the sole purpose of that server is to serve SQL Server database engine only? I have Microsoft ...
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ORA-00845 after deleting files accidentally at /dev/shm

I have two instances (ORA1 and ORA2) of Oracle 11g at the same machine. One is starting the other cannot startup anymore. What happend: First my disk was full, so I accidentally deleted all ...
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MEMORYCLERK_SQLOPTIMIZER in SQL 2012 Memory usage extremely high and causes server to crash

I have been having issues with our SQL server for a while now. It seems to run out of memory every few days and when I look at the memory dump, the MEMORYCLERK_SQLOPTIMIZER seem to take over memory ...
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SQL Server 2012 Crashes and service doesn't restart

We've been having an issue with our SQL server lately. It seems that the server will run out of memory and then crash. For some reason, the sql service wouldn't restart. I would have to go and ...
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NUMA Nodes - MAXDOP - PLE

We have a server with 8 CPUS across 2 NUMAs with hyperthreading enabled. Currently Maxdop is set to 8, but actually should be set to 4 as per the Maxdop section of this article: ...
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MySQL Server > 90% memory consumption

I have a fairly large (16 vCPU / 47 GB of RAM) linode box which hosts a running MySQL Server. This box currently does nothing else (and we are not planning to install anything else on it for now). ...
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System.OutOfMemoryException SQL Server 2012 and 2008R2

I have a 64-bit and 64gb memory for both SQL Server 2012 and 2008R2, when I generate a report w/c has 900K rows, it finished the query smoothly and no problem, but when I'm going to copy the result ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Memory Allocation

We have a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance that is running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise server that has been allocated 128GB of memory. However, it maxes out at 70GB. Can anyone tell me how I can ...
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Memory usage on select for large number of rows

I am trying to dump the entire contents of a large table, from the command line using pqsl, but am running into a problem where memory usage goes up, to the point where the process is killed, before ...
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Increase memory limit when server is stopped

There was a local SQL Server 2012 instance. Once memory has decreased to critical 128 MB and then has stopped by me. I can not start it (idea: not enough memory). Is it possible to increase this ...
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Relationship between file shrink and used memory in SQL Server

Some background info: this is a test SQL Server 2012, with restored databases from production servers, all of them with over 20% space available in the data file, up to even 50%. I'd rather restore as ...
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SQL server Memory components

I am trying to understand different memory components in sql,so far my research lead me understand below ,If SO DBAs can confirm my understanding/add something if i am missing,i will be really ...
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Maxing out the shared pool's memory by executing many UPDATE statements (ORA-04031)

I was executing a bunch of UPDATE statement. Around ~32.8K got executed and committed, then got the error: cx_Oracle.DatabaseError: ORA-04031: unable to allocate 3896 bytes of shared memory ...
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Memory consumption of production MySQL

The MySQL database on one of my production servers consumes a lot of memory. The problem is that I cannot trace what causes that kind of high memory usage. Following values illustrate the problem. ...
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MySQL on Ubuntu consuming almost all RAM

I've been having an issue with MySQL crashing randomly, apparently as a result of not having enough available memory (as discussed here: ...
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High Page Faults/sec low Page Reads/sec

I currently have Page Faults/sec avergaing 1269 while my Page Reads/sec is averaging 0.3. I am just trying to interpret what this means. I assume I am getting lots of soft page faults in this case ...
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SQL Server consuming large amount of RAM [duplicate]

I have Server 2012 with two 2.10 Ghz processors and 64GB of RAM. I have SQL server 2008 installed on this server. but this SQL server is consuming 70-80% of memory. I have limited SQL memory to 24GB ...
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MySQL Cluster 7.4.6 - Analyze table failure on 15m reference table

I'm running MySQL Cluster 7.4.6 on Azure VM's with the following infrastructure: 2 x Mgmt Nodes: Ubuntu 14.10LTS, 2 cores, 3.5GB ram 2 x MySQL API Nodes: Ubuntu 14.10LTS, 2 cores, 3.5GB ram 2 x Data ...
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SQL Server total memory less than target memory, lot of extra memory unallocated

The situation is the following: We have a SQL2008r2 server (64bit on 64bit Windows) with SSRS installed on it. The Max Memory is set to 6GB, the server has 12GB total memory. The target server ...
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Hyper-V Dynamic Memory and SQL Server

I will probably get voted down for this, but does anyone have a good place to start other than the Best Practices Documentation for using Dynamic memory with SQL server. We are experiencing issues ...
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External Memory Pressure

I have a few "gaps" in my understanding of external memory pressure. I've found quite a bit of helpful information online, including this info from SQLSkills.com. SQL Server has a built-in ...
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Performance of MySQL BLOB fields processing

Suppose, I have large (about 1 GB) strings in ASCII encoding. I have to choose whether to store them as separate blob fields or split each one of them into smaller pieces and then store them as ...
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Multi-Instance Windows Failover Cluster - Min / Max Memory Allocation Dilemma

We run numerous 2 node SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2008 R2 on a VMWare eSXi virtual platform. Each cluster hosts 3-4 SQL instances with varying degrees of memory ...
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maximum server memory setting in SQL Server [duplicate]

Just had a memory issue on a 64GB of RAM machine with SQL Server 2012 SP2. 3 running db engine instances, each limited to 16GB (16384). But noticed in Task manager that sqlservr.exe was at over 30GB ...
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Maximum possible memory usage: 23.6G (785% of installed RAM)

I have a virtualized 32bits Server for Mysql (RAM : 115 Go). I am trying to optimize with mysqltuner and I get this : >> MySQLTuner 1.1.1 - Major Hayden <major@mhtx.net> >> Bug ...
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During Peak hours memory utilization is too high?

I am using MySQL 5.1 and its memory size is 16GB,during peak hours it consuming complete memory only 200 mb of memory were free and My database size is only 500mb as well as no long running queries ...
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mysql eating RAM without queries?

Somehow MySQL eats up 50% of my RAM on the server being used. I checked and there are no queries, show full processlist is empty. I restarted the mysqld and within a couple of minutes the RAM usage ...
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Mongo DB accessesNotInMemory issue with RAM size

I am using Mongo Replica set and it seems to be working fine but when i check db.serverStatus i saw that there are lots of accessesNotInMemory for all The DBs in my mongo instance. I checked MY RAM ...
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How to raise Procedure Cache Hit Ratio?

I have a SQL Server 2012 instance with 96 GB of RAM that has the Buffer Cache Hit Ratio consistently at 100% and the PLE consistently over 500,000, so memory is obviously not a problem. However, my ...
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Can SQL Server's Page Life Expectancy be too high?

I've read several articles about SQL Server's Page Life Expectancy and what it means and what kind of information you can glean from it. In most of these articles that I've read, a common, healthy PLE ...
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What is held in memory during the life of a CTE?

Assuming a multi-read/multi-write CTE, what exactly is held in memory during the life of the statement? Is all data except RETURNING data discarded at the end of each sub-statement?
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Why only ~half of RAM is used by Oracle on Linux server?

Why Oracle 11.2 would be using only around half of available RAM on RHEL5 box? I have 64GB but 32GB is free which really annoys me. Any memory not used is wasted memory in my books - especially on ...
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MySQL always writes simple temporary/memory tables to disk (both tmp_table_size and max_heap_table_size are set to 8GB)

I'm struggling with this issue and just can't figure out why this is happening. CREATE TABLE sitecache._test ENGINE=MEMORY SELECT * FROM website.gallery_likes WHERE 1=0; Every time I execute this ...
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What does Page Life Expectancy say about the instance?

I have installed monitoring software on a few SQL Server instances in the environment. I am trying to find bottlenecks and fix some performance issues. I want to find out if some servers need more ...
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Lowering MySQL Memory Usage without Restart

We are using Percona Server 5.5.35-rel33.0-611.precise with InnoDB in our production server. Recently Mysql memory went high and it did't drop from there. We are afraid whether it would result in OOM ...