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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Disable MEMORY_TARGET after being locked out of database?

I'm setting up a local development environment in a virtual machine in which I installed Oracle XE among other software. When I initially set up the virtual machine, the RAM was set to 4Gb. In this ...
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T-SQL script to analyse recent changes in SQL Server configuration?

Last week suddenly one of our VMs running SQL Server slowed down considerably and its performance dropped to the level where some of us cannot work on it any more. Just to give you an idea about the ...
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On an idle instance, why does setting max memory to 256mb cause %CPU to jump

Five 2012 instances on a 2-node cluster using AVGs. Two of them doing nothing yet, no user databases or users. Customer insists on specific max mem settings while waiting for additional memory ...
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memory usage oracle query

We see Direct path read temp frequently in the database. It started with one query and later followed up to all the queries running in database at that moment. I understand that data is read from ...
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Release MySQL Memory and Performance Tunning

I am new to the MySQL database. I have recently installed MySQL 5.7 and configured the my.ini file. Please find the below copy of the file. The server is a dedicated server for MySQL database and the ...
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Using an index on a Postgresql integer range causing trouble

Unfortunately I was not able to create a usable example / fiddle. But I am using a Postgresql 9.4 table that looks somewhat like this: CREATE TABLE table1 (id INT PRIMARY KEY NOT NULL, dtype TEXT, ...
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How to decrease RAM usage of SQL Server 2012 without restarting Service

Is there a way of decreasing RAM usage of SQL Server 2012 without restarting it? Setting up MAX Memory usage is not an option as it's quickly building up to limit I have set and then app based on ...
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SQL Server Memory Shrinking

I had a strange issue today on a 3rd party vendor's SQL Server. This is a VM running SQL Server 2012 SP1. The min and max memory settings are set to 9GB. Task manager showed SQL Server was getting the ...
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#1041 - Out of memory issue in mysql [closed]

I am using Amazon RDS db.m1.medium instance. It has at least 40-50 database and atleast 10k table. For last one year it was working fine, but today I was altering one table It started giving error. I ...
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Unable to turn off automatic memory management (AMM)

i am running oracle 11.2.0.4 SE RAC on Red Hat linux 6, the database is using ASM for datafile management i have been experimenting with turning on AMM and set the following parameters alter system ...
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Mysql Tuning for a small server

I have a small Cloud Server running under Ubuntu 2 core, 2GB ram and 2GB swap, with Plesk Panel, Apache, Nginx as reverse proxy and Mysql 5.5. I have about 18 domains hosted here and each domain has ...
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Would SQL Server in a Cluster failover if it is running out of RAM

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 in a Cluster in an active-passive mode. The server is running out of RAM (both physical and pagefile). In the instance level settings there is not Max RAM set (set to the ...
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I changed the max memory setting but I don't see memory usage rise at OS level

We have increased the RAM capacity on the OS to 40G and I have changed the max memory parameter to 36G in SSMS. When I select "current value", it shows 36G. However, monitoring memory usage at OS ...
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Does mysql “lock” (no other process can take from it) the memory allocated to it?

I have a 64GB memory machine, and I set mysql buffer pool to be 40GB. So MySQL is using up to 40G memory while it's running. I kicked off a java application that requires more than 20GB memory, so ...
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Memory usage still growing

I have problem with my production mysql server. The memory usage is still growing and I don't know why. Trouble started when we changed the server. My mysql version: 5.5.44-0+deb8u1-log - (Debian). ...
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Enormous MySQL 5.5 Handler_read_rnd_next

The value of Handler_read_rnd_next is actually 91,3 G on my Database server but I am pretty sure that all tables have proper indexes. I am 100% sure that there is no query with a WHERE clause that ...
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SQL Server Memory Cap reached its maximum state and threw an Out Of Memory Exception

We have set a memory cap limit of 43GB in SQL server instance, so thereafter it keeps 42 GB near about and keeps near about 1 GB for its processing operations. But then we received near about 500,000 ...
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Why is Page Life Expectancy value sometimes exceptionally high (4,3 M)?

My value of PAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY usually is in a range of 3000 - 10000. But as you can see in the little data sample below, there are regular values of about 4,3 Milion. I get those values using ...
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Query Processing & The Buffer Pool

When SQL Server Server 2008r2 begins to process a query, I know it needs to parse the SQL Text and create the plan, plus a few other steps. It is doing all of that in memory OUTSIDE of the buffer ...
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Why is server configuration 'min server memory' configured at 0, but running at 16 (sometimes 8)?

We started to monitor sql server instance non-active server configurations and find something interesting. Why is server configuration 'min server memory' configured at 0, but running at 16 (sometimes ...
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DB Engine Stolen Server Memory is too high

I get error from System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). How to solve this error? SQL DB 2012 Engine Stolen Server Memory is too high. I run query and get this counters: ...
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SQL*Loader-926, ORA-04031 unable to allocate x bytes of shared memory

A customer received this error while importing serveral files. The import routine (VB.NET) is using SQL*Loader (Release 11.2.0.3.0) via Process on each table separately (64 in total) and is called ...
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Do I have a memory issue?

I ran sp_Blitz that pointed me to a memory issue saying: Memory Dangerously Low The server has 32755 megabytes of physical memory, but only 235 megabytes are available. As the server runs ...
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AppDomain 2 (mssqlsystemresource.dbo[runtime].1) is marked for unload due to memory pressure message in SQL Server Log

From last two days I can see following in SQL Server errorlog. AppDomain 2 (mssqlsystemresource.dbo[runtime].1) unloaded. & AppDomain 2 (mssqlsystemresource.dbo[runtime].1) is marked for unload ...
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mysql uses too much memory

Current configuration: +------------------------------------------+--------------------+ | key_buffer_size | 64.000 MB | | query_cache_size | ...
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Would daily/weekly db memory cache clearing be of use?

So memory use is hitting limits. Would clearing the database memory cache on a daily/weekly schedule be of use? (Ignoring the fact I probably should be looking at reducing size of database/indexes) ...
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Does it make sense to limit Mongo RAM?

I have a Windows server running MongoDB. My database has big indexes and all RAM is usually busy. As I know, it can be a cause of Windows swapping and performance issues. Does it make sense to limit ...
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PostgreSQL could not fork autovacuum worker process: Cannot allocate memory

Running into some issues every few days with postgres crashing and entering recovery mode. The logs from postgres look like so ... Lots of this for 5-10minutes 2015-09-24 10:07:27 GMT LOG: could ...
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SSAS - what could I monitor in SSAS to fine tune its memory settings?

This question is a follow up from the SSAS - what could be a good starting point for memory settings? What and how can I monitor the server resources in order to best identify the settings that I ...
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SSAS - what could be a good starting point for memory settings?

I have received the following alert regarding memory settings of SSAS: Alert: SSAS 2014: Invalid TotalMemoryLimit Configuration Source: MSSQLSERVER Path: SASBI01Alert time: 9/15/2015 5:38:50 PM ...
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Why is my Target Server Memory slightly higher than my Total Server Memory?

I'm doing a performance test on a high traffic (16000+ users, estimated 1000+ concurrent at peak) Microsoft Dynamics database. The server has gone on line a few months ago, and I'm doing some tests to ...
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Does CPU utilization affect the cost of foreign NUMA access?

Scenario Let's assume I have a SQL Server with 4 sockets with each 1 NUMA node. Each socket has 4 physical cores. There is 512 GB of memory total so each NUMA node has 128 GB of RAM. A key table is ...
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MySQL: memory requirements for django app with 1 big table (460M rows)

I have created a django app that is running on virtual machine. All db tables are rather small (up to 1M rows) but recently I was asked to add a big table (460M rows). CREATE TABLE `genescorrelation` ...
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Oracle 11g PGA advice view is empty when it shouldn't

I have the following situation in an Oracle 11g server (it's part of a RAC). PGA_AGGREGATE_TARGET is set, STATISTICS_LEVEL is TYPICAL, and yet V$PGA_TARGET_ADVICE shows up empty. Why does this happen? ...
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Hard Limit to SQL Server 2012 Memory Usage [duplicate]

It seems that even in SQL Server 2012, the maximum memory usage settings is not a hard limit. I've read some SQLOS Team blogs about this, and those as well as several MSDN articles seem to state that ...
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SQL Server 2012 memory issue [closed]

I am having performance issues on a Windows 2012 Server running SQL 2012. When I run the DBCC MEMORYSTATUS command I receive the following. Process/System Counts Value Available Physical Memory ...
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SQL Server 2012 memory issue [duplicate]

I am having performance issues on a Windows 2012 Server running SQL 2012. When I run the DBCC MEMORYSTATUS command I receive the following. ...
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Access algorithms in Partial Index implementation of PostgreSQL 9.4?

I am studying big-O time-space complexities of different algorithms with the partial index of PostgreSQL 9.4: introsort (O(n log n)-time, O(log n)-space) and heapsort (O(n log(n))-time ...
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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 ...