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kusumjain
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Posted - 09/24/2008 :  11:10:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
New to DBA
We have a SQL 2005 64 bit server with 32 GB Ram. Should I make it AWE Enabled.

Should I keek the default settings for Min and Max memory, or how should I change the min and max memory.

Any help is appreciated
Thanks,
Kusum Jain

sodeep
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Posted - 09/24/2008 :  11:16:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You don't need to enable AWE for 64-bit Server. PAE and boot.ini means nothing for it. You have to enable "Lock pages in Memory' so that you don't get Memory Paging out in Event Log.
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kusumjain
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Posted - 09/24/2008 :  11:29:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your quick reponse.

Any idea on the Min and Max memory settings.

Thanks,
Kusum Jain
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sodeep
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Posted - 09/24/2008 :  14:45:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Best way is to run Performance counters on Memory usage and you can set min and max memory depending on how much you want to allocate for OS and other apps(if exists).
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tkizer
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Posted - 09/24/2008 :  15:03:02  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Setting the min/max is only important when you have multiple instances on a server or cluster.

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