SSIS memory failure
Posted on 2011-02-10
I have an SSIS package that runs fine in a LIVE environment (which is a well specified SQL Server cluster). I need to run the same package in the UAT environment but I'm thwarted by a memory error when it gets to a certain point in a series of data flows and SQL updates:
"There is insufficient memory available in the buffer pool".
The UAT environment is a single server and is poorly specified, particularly in respect to RAM, which is just 2GB. I feel that the issue will probably just disappear if someone beefs the RAM up to at least 4GB but does anyone have any ideas for any tricks or workarounds to try and give the SSIS package more resources to run to completion? I have commented on the low RAM in this server before but nothing has happened so I could be stuck for some time.
I tried restarting the SQL Server database engine and Task Manager shows about 1GB RAM available but still the memory error on the package. The SQL Server instance is configured for dynamic memory management, with no upper limit to the amount of RAM is can grab.
Thanks in advance.