Solved

sql performance

Posted on 2010-09-13
7
220 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
on our sql 2005 server i noticed that windows indexing is enabled on all the drives - should this be enabled? - it sounds like something that would slow things down to me when you consider the amount of transactions going through the system!

0
Comment
Question by:malraff
  • 4
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 60

Accepted Solution

by:
chapmandew earned 125 total points
ID: 33662684
No, turn it off.
0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:uscshaggy
uscshaggy earned 125 total points
ID: 33662723
It's generally not recommended to have the indexing service enabled on servers, unless you are running some application that requires it (but I can't think of one that would).  So I would recommend disabling it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:malraff
ID: 33662800
cheers guys, always good to be able to check on here!

we seem to having quite high cpu usage since me moved to a new sql 2005 instance on server 2008

so if you have any other advice/tips let me know -

0
Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

 
LVL 60

Expert Comment

by:chapmandew
ID: 33662812
interestingly enough...there is a bug in 2008 with lock escalation that could have potentially increase your CPU and memory usage.  

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/adam_machanic/archive/2009/10/30/sql-server-2008-lock-escalation-inserts-and-a-potential-bug.aspx
0
 

Author Comment

by:malraff
ID: 33662837
our sql is 2005 os is 2008

but cheers anyhow!
0
 
LVL 60

Expert Comment

by:chapmandew
ID: 33662852
ah, gotcha.  In that case...who knows!  :)
0
 
LVL 60

Expert Comment

by:chapmandew
ID: 33662858
My guess is maybe you have a new 2008 service on that you didn't have on the 2003 server.
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

I've encountered valid database schemas that do not have a primary key.  For example, I use LogParser from Microsoft to push IIS logs into a SQL database table for processing and analysis.  However, occasionally due to user error or a scheduled task…
This article explains how to reset the password of the sa account on a Microsoft SQL Server.  The steps in this article work in SQL 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…

808 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