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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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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SQL Server 2012 memory consumption outside the buffer pool

I've got an instance of SQL Server 2012 SP2 Enterprise Edition consuming ~20GB of memory higher than the max. memory limit. The instance is limited to 65GB but the physical memory in use from the ...
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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 ...
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Find out why SQL Server released memory

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 used for sharepoint and ssrs. The SQL Server hosts two instances. For a few minutes both instances were timing out, not responding. CPU slowly rose to 100%, 30% from ...
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MySQL over total memory allocated usage? memory leak?

i'm using 5.6.21-70.0 for performance test. when i run mysqlslap -a --concurrency=40 --number-of-queries 1000 --iterations=500 --engine=innodb --debug-info -utest -p do some performance test ...
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OOM in mysql-percona

Every 4th day I run in to OOM problem. [Sat Dec 27 12:20:21 2014] Out of memory: Kill process 3662 (mysqld) score 990 or sacrifice child [Sat Dec 27 12:20:21 2014] Killed process 3662 (mysqld) ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 memory on 64 bit OS

My application server is running SQL Server 2008 R2. OS is Windows 2008 R2 with SP1. Total physical memory is 16 GB. When I looked into the Task Manager, the sqlservr.exe was using "6,734,588 K". ...
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Converting Heap to MyISAM issue

At work we have a problem that has now occurred more then once. Problem is that query is in state of converting HEAP to MyISAM and it paralyzes our server( query in this state is not able to kill ...
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Excessive sort memory grant

Why is this simple query granted so much memory? -- Demo table CREATE TABLE dbo.Test ( TID integer IDENTITY NOT NULL, FilterMe integer NOT NULL, SortMe integer NOT NULL, Unused ...
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Limit the RAM memory usage in MongoDB

I am using MongoDB-2.6.1. Is there any way to limit the RAM memory usage? For example: Out of 4 GB RAM, let MongoDB use till 3 GB (<= 3 GB).
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A way to clear/restart virtual memory creep automatically?

I know it's not good practice to do this, but my company cannot afford me trying to find a proper solution to our problem. I've read this and I could do the same with SQL Server 2005, but I was hoping ...
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SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition using more than 64GB of memory, why and how?

I put SQL Server 2012 Standard on a virtual machine (VMWare) which has roughly 98GB of Memory. Now I checked the query below how much memory is taken by SQL Server. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - ...
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Is it possible for increasing the SQL Server max memory limit to degrade performance?

As far as I can tell, raising the SQL Server max memory limit has no drawbacks, provided that sufficient memory is left for the OS and other applications. Assuming this is the case, can there be any ...
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Why do I get ORA-27102 ON WINDOWS 64 BIT if I increase the memory to 2.5GB

BANNER Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.2.0 - 64bit Production PL/SQL Release 11.2.0.2.0 - Production CORE 11.2.0.2.0 Production TNS for 64-bit Windows: ...
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SQL Server 2008: how much RAM memory should SQL Server use in a 8GB RAM server?

We have SQL Server 2008 and 8GB RAM in a customer, hosted in a Windows 2008 R2 SP1, and consider the following amount of free memory: and consider the following running programs: Scenario: ...
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dbcc memorystatus - buffer pool target on VM higher than max memory

I'm doing some digging into potential memory/configuration problems on a sql server 2012 SP2. I stumbled upon something that seems a bit strange in the performance counters as well as the dbcc ...
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PostgreSQL CREATE INDEX memory requirement

I've got 6GB of RAM on my laptop and for a test I'm creating a 50mil-rows table in PostgreSQL 9.3. I then want to create an index on the table. The table and the resulting index together (or twice ...
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Mysql Server 5.6 Mysqld high memory consumption

I have MySQL Server 5.6 installed in a development machine with these specs: RAM: 4 GB Windows 7 Professional 64 bits Intel Pentium CPU G630 @ 2.70 GHZ Since I installed the MySQL Server, the ...
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return my.conf values to sane levels (total memory footprint = 220GB)

I recently took over administration responsibilities for one of our databases. The existing my.cnf has some crazy values. I should mention that one table has 1.8 billion rows of mostly unneeded ...
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Statements in State “Copying to tmp table” disrupt performance [closed]

On a MySQL database (version 5.1.73) a Magento-Shop executes a statement (A) that uses distinct, see http://pastebin.com/A2sy45nF and therefore is "Using temporary" according to "explain". ...
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SQL Server 2012 Very Slow to Consume Memory

I have a bit of a conundrum. I recently upgraded a ~20gb database from Window Server 2008 R2 || SQL Server 2008 R2 to Window Server 2012 || SQL Server 2012. The previous server had 32gb of memory, ...
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SQL Server 2012 DBCC memorystatus has wrong information. How can I correct it?

I have a Windows 7 64-bit machine with 16GB ram, 24GB pagefile, 500GB HD and SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition 64-bit running on it. With 5 minutes of starting up, it routinely uses all my virtual ...
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Keeping default max memory 2147483647 MB value in SQL Server, a bad practice?

Based on that msdn page : server memory settings it's a good practice to keep the default values for SQL-Servers min and max memory to keep it dynamic... From what I learned through tutorials you ...
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SQL Server 2012 Standard using too much memory

For the past few months I have had a SQL Server 2012 Standard edition installation using up all the RAM in the server, up to 190GB (I'm not kidding). About every 3 to 4 days I end up having to restart ...
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mysql innodb_buffer_pool_size let me understand

I couldn't find answer for my situation. I have a windows server 2008 with 2 cores and 7 GB RAM (Azure D1 VM). I'm running mariadb 10.0.14 on it. I have 2 databases (1.5GB and 9GB in size). ...
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Memory usage of PostgreSQL

I'm using postgreSQL 9.3 database and I have increased the shared_buffers and effective_cache_size in the settings. Will postgreSQL always take this amount of memory or only when needed? I'm ...
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MYSQL Out of memory, table crashing

an specific table on my DB keeps crashing. I suspect to be a bad buffer setting on my.conf, it show this error before crashing (most of the time it needs to be repaired): 18:26:59 [ERROR] ...
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Do threads in cache still use memory?

I was studying about how and how much memory allocated to each connection thread and found below MySQL tutorial: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/memory-use.html There is a point mentioned as ...
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innodb fulltext Table handler out of memory

I am running mariadb 10 and have a large innodb table with a fulltext index. When searching I am regularly getting this error ERROR 128 (HY000): Table handler out of memory Is there some way I ...
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PostgreSQL complaining about shared memory, but shared memory seems to be OK

I've been performing kind of intensive schema dropping and creating over a PostgreSQL server, but now complains..: WARNING: out of shared memory ERROR: out of shared memory HINT: You might need to ...
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Storing not very volatile information in database with cache or mongodb

For a new project I'm working on right now I was doubting on which database/storage system to use for specific information which does not change that often. We have for instance some ...
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AWE to allocate memory in SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services

I am running SQL Server Express Edition with Advanced Services on Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 32 bit OS. I have enabled "Use AWE to allocate memory" on the SQL Server, but I am not sure if this ...
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Single query consuming most memory on server intermittently

Periodically, my SQL Server 2008 DB will come to a crawl because most of the connections are in memory wait. When I query the memory_grants DMV I see that three connections have been allocated ~33% of ...
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How Does Max Server Memory Affect PLE on a Host That Is Not Memory Bound?

I came across an unusual scenario on an instance where only half the physical RAM was being utilized but I was observing PLE values between 1-3 seconds constantly. Windows Server 2003, Enterprise ...
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InnoDB compression: memory usage

InnoDB offers table compression for Barracuda-type tables and the recommendation seems to be to "adjust" buffer_pool_size. The documentation is rather vague about the definite impact of compression on ...
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Memory Issue - SQL Server 2008r2

I am trying to troubleshoot a memory issue on a 2008r2 instance. Very high resource semaphore waits are present and a general slowdown of queries,backups,dbcc checks. Only one instance of SQL Server ...
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Oracle monitor tool [closed]

Our Oracle server continues with out of memory problem, and we don't have an Oracle DBA in our team. Is there any Oracle monitor tool or ways to find the reason? We have a lot of stored procedure ...
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MySQL Memory & max_connections Performance Tuning

So, our site runs WordPress and in the past few days we have been getting tons of spam comments etc. I believe that we are becoming the victims of some kind of bot army that has been crashing our ...
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MySQL RDS Instance eating up memory and swapping

I have an issue with memory on a RDS instance which is of db.m2.4xlarge class. Below are the specifications of the RDS instance Instance Class: db.m2.4xlarge ( 68.4 GB of RAM ) Engine: ...
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MySQL 5.6.17 running out of memory when opening table with many partitions

We are currently setting up a MySQL database (version 5.6.17) on an Amazon db.m1.large RDS instance for storing time series data. Each time series property of an object is stored in a separate InnoDB ...
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Wordpress blog where pages are almost-always served from cache: SSD or more RAM?

I am working on the design of a Wordpress blog which when finished will almost-always serve pages from disk cache and this is because all posts will be published in batch and then cached, with at ...
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Redis takes up all the Memory and Crashes

A redis server v2.8.4 is running on a Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with 8 GB RAM and 16 GB swap space (on SSDs). However htop shows that redis alone is taking up 22.4 G of memory! redis-server eventually crashed ...
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Large table with historical data allocates too much of SQL Server 2008 Std. memory - performance loss for other databases

Based on this question and the answers given: SQL 2008 Server - performance loss possibly connected with a very large table I have discovered memory allocation problem with SQL Server 2008. ...
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What should I consider before I upgrade my SQL Server memory? [closed]

I want to upgrade the memory in my SQL Server. What should I check first? Version: SQL Server 2012 64-bit Standard edition
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SQL Server 2008 R2 memory issue

I have read many posts regarding the memory but still its not clear. I have dedicated server SQL Server 2008 R2 with Windows 2008 R2, 32 GB RAM, 2 6 core processor and a database of around 60 GB on ...
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SQL Server 2012: NUMA node shown as offline without special affinity settings

My main production server has four NUMA nodes with two SQL Server 2012 instances on it. One of the instances has the CPU affinity set to use only one NUMA node, and sys.dm_os_nodes reflects that ...
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What is a construct in Oracle?

I'm currently studying Oracle Architecture and Database Memory Structures. I'm a newbie in the subject and I just read that a "Shared Pool" is "a data structure that caches various constructs that can ...
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MongoDB page faults even when all data is in resident in RAM

I have made a sample app that emulates what my real one does. It simply iterates over all documents of a specific collection over and over. I start mongo (as a windows service) and mongostat shows ...
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When should I NOT set the Maximum Server Memory option in SQL Server?

In SQL Server, I normally set the Maximum Server Memory setting to one of the popular best practices, such as leaving 10% or 4GB, whichever is higher. ...
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What to do with unused RAM on a MySQL database server?

For years I have been running dedicated servers with more or less limited ressources, resulting in unsatisfying performance of the web application (Drupal). Tools like Matthew Montgomery's MySQL ...