Three Finger Salute

Old stuff can still work…

Got called to a “server down” the other day. SQL 7.0, running on Windows NT 4.0, on a dual PII 333 server maxed out at 1GB RAM.

Seems that the SQL Server for some reason was extremely slow. Customer thought disk space was an issue, but he had over a gig free and wan’t autogrowing.

Ran sp_updatestats, which took over an hour on 12gb of data.

Looked into task manager….found SQL Server only using 50MB of RAM.

As it turns out, Microsoft Message Queue was taking over 800MB of the 1GB of memory. Whoops.

Solution (3 hours later): Purge the MSMQ journal.

SQL Server is now flying.

You want fries with that?


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