Solved

Do I need more RAM

Posted on 2009-07-06
4
275 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I have a Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition server that runs a lot of applications related to Computer Assisted Dispatching (CAD). The CAD application uses databases created in SQL Server 2000. When the server is backed up using Netbackup the CAD application times out. I was wondering if this could be because there is not enough memory. I looked on the task manager under performance and the Physical Memory is as follows:

Total 18,872,492
Available 4,238,264
System Cache 4,367,248

I am not sure how to interpret these numbers, please advise
0
Comment
Question by:Kimberly1467
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:nasserd
ID: 24790804
More or speedier RAM has never been known to negatively impact the performance of a Windows Server... and, relatively speaking, they are very cheap nowadays.
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Kavostylin
ID: 24790822
Hi There.

The problem seems to be that you have 18GB of total available memory. Yet only running a 32bit Operating system for your server therefore will not be able to utilise the large amount of memory you have installed.

KAVO
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:PCBONEZ
ID: 24791145
Ahhh....
1 - Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition [32-bit] allows PAE which extends memory up to 32GB.
2 - Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition come in a 64-bit version which can support up to 1TB RAM.
.

0
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
Kavostylin earned 500 total points
ID: 24791156
You know i totally forgot about PAE.

Have never had to use it as all my servers are 03 64bit.

Hav a look at this MSKB regarding enabling PAE on your server.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283037
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hyper-convergence systems have taken the IT world by storm and have quickly started to change our point of view of how the data center should and could be architected. In this article, I’ll explain the benefits of employing a hyper-converged system …
Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question