Count your zeros….Or, “I want that system”

I was asked to give a once over to a system not built by my team. SQL 2000 32-bit on Windows 2003 64 bit. 40GB RAM.

Min and Max set to 32gb, yet Perfmon is showing 40gb used by SQL Server. Hmm.

Freakshow noticed that the Min and Max Server memory settings seemed a little high at 33000000. 33000000/1024 = 31.4 Terabytes of RAM. Sweet.

Linchi Shea from the .server newsgroup noticed it as well.

We set it to a more conservative 36gb.

You want room for the O/S with that?


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