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Posted - 05/22/2013 :  04:01:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Dear All,

We have sql server 2008 with two node cluster.

during operation memory is reaching up to 90% but its not releasing after decreasing the load.

Memory is freezing at one limit.After restarting its coming down but automatically its not coming down.

Pls suggest how to rectifiy this

Transact Charlie
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Posted - 05/22/2013 :  04:21:24  Show Profile  Visit Transact Charlie's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's what the database is designed to do. It will consume available ram and use it for caching and other purposes. Once taken it won't let it go (because it assumes that if it needed in once it's going to need it again). It isn't a memory leak if you are worried about that.

You can set max and min memory use requirements. However I don't think this is actually a problem -- assuming that the only purpose those boxes have is to run sql server.

You can configure it according to the following documentation:

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