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bala012
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Posted - 02/20/2013 :  11:54:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sql production box has 108 GB RAM i allocated Max memory 100 GB for sql server ,in task manager i see 106 GB Used i.e 98% of memory ,My question is when we allocate max memory to sql server it will allocate or sql server request memory when it required and leave the memory to OS.But i see sql server is not taking memory when it required it is locking the memory what it was allocated. please let me know

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Posted - 02/20/2013 :  15:23:28  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
SQL Server is a memory hog. It'll eventually use up all that it can, up to the max memory setting. It can release some if required, but you'll almost always see it using the max.

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