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Posted - 09/24/2012 :  10:24:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

We are looking to upgrade our current SQL and Server, at the minute a lot of our larger tables (2-3 million rows) are timing out when I attempt to do simply queries such as selecting the transactions from the current year. We currently have a 6 year old server, could the timing out be due to the number of the rows? I have just looked and the server only has 4 GB of RAM would increasing this allow for more Memory to process the query as well as the whole running of the server? Or would it be simpier and more effective to get a new Server and keep the old as a backup or File Server? Or is there a better method?

Thanks for any advice offered.

Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 09/24/2012 :  10:59:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wouldn't splash the cash just yet.
2-3 million records is not huge number really.

Are you querying the data in SSMS? How long before it times out?

Without knowing what's on the Server and how much SQL Server is used, it'd difficult to comment on the size of RAM but adding more RAM may not necessarily solve your problem in the long run.
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Posted - 09/25/2012 :  02:07:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can you say
- Windows server version?
- Sql server version ?
- Your specific tables have specific Field such as Binary and you use Select * ?
thank you
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