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 how to know if your sql server is overwork?
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andyl9063
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Posted - 09/28/2012 :  14:08:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So I have a server hosting sql 2008.
The server specs is E5640 with 36gb of ram.

How can I test if that server/sql is being overwork and what would I need to upgrade, etc?


Thank you.

tkizer
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Posted - 09/28/2012 :  15:09:55  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here's some of the things that I would check:

wait stats
CPU utilization
Memory utilization within SQL Server - ring buffers
Page life expectancy
I/O - average sec/read and write
Performance of the queries

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jackv
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Posted - 09/29/2012 :  14:14:43  Show Profile  Visit jackv's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Before upgrading , and if you think there is a performance issue - try and fix the problems. It is possible , there are bottlenecks which with some analysis , will give you positive results. As well as the techniques mentioned - there are a number of other Performance related items - Read notes on : http://www.sqlserver-dba.com/2012/06/sql-server-performance-checklist.html

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