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Joefuss2k
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Posted - 03/29/2013 :  13:26:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello all. Is there a place in SQL server that I can look to see what SQL is doing to eat up so much memory? I can see the SQLAGENT in my windows processes, but I would like to know why it is using 18 GB of memory.

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.

Joefuss

chadmat
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Posted - 03/30/2013 :  01:21:43  Show Profile  Visit chadmat's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What is max server memory set to? It will use as much memory as you let it.

-Chad
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jackv
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Posted - 03/31/2013 :  02:43:21  Show Profile  Visit jackv's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If you'd like a more detailed breakdown of how SQL Server is consuming the memory - use the sys.dm_os_memory_objects and sys.dm_os_memory_clerks views - these views will detail what memory objects are SQL Server allocated - use this script - http://www.sqlserver-dba.com/2013/03/memory-objects-allocated-by-sql-server.html

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