Posted on 2004-09-29
I have an Interbase 7.1 server running on Windows 2003 Server Enerprise Edition. The machine has 4 GB RAM and is used only for the IB server. The problem is that I cannot force the IB server to use all the available RAM. I have played a lot with the settings in the ibconfig file, but the limit of the memory usage was about 400 MB. I've been executed a lot of "hard" queries, which I think are really memory consuming. I have a database, which files are bigger then 4 GB and I have queries, are affdecting amost all of the tables in the DB, but in the Task Manager I see that the ibserver.exe is first increasing its memory usage very fast, but when it pass the limit of ~400 MB it stop to use more memory and I am waiting for some of the queries more than 3 minutes ...
So, my questin is how I can force the server to use all the availabe RAM on the machine ( when it is required of course ) or we spend our money for 4 GB RAM for nothing.
Thanks in advance