Double Take migration problem, how to limit ram in SQL

How do I limit ram in SQL, or, other suggestions to free up ram for Double Take to use?

Our SBS 2008 is on a machine with Xeon 3210 processor and 8MB ram.  SQL seems to have most of the ram tied up.  When we try to run Double Take Move to migrate the server to new hardware, the SBS 2008 machine gets overloaded to the point where all we can do is move the mouse around.  Cannot click anything, cannot launch anything, the server is just stuck.  When I called support at Double Take they suggested we limit the amount of ram SQL is using so that Double Take has more ram to use during the migration.
wfcrrAsked:
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wfcrrAuthor Commented:
Do you have instructions for SBS 2008?  That link talks about SQL server 2008, but this has SQL 2005 in the SBS 2008..
Trent SmithCommented:
Try running it in T-SQL.

exec sp_configure 'max server memory', XXXX
reconfigure

http://serverfault.com/questions/387682/how-do-i-limit-ms-sql-server-memory-usage
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wfcrrAuthor Commented:
If I go into Services and turn off SQL, will that free up the ram?  Wondering about doing that to Exchange and POP3 as well, turn them all off while doing this migration. If I turn them off in Services, will that free up the available ram so that Double Take is able to use more of it?
Trent SmithCommented:
Do these services need to be operational during the migration?
wfcrrAuthor Commented:
No, migration will happen after hours, so no one will be logged on or needing anything.
Trent SmithCommented:
Then I see no reason why you can't stop the services and free up everything on the device.  I would suggest checking with Double Take to make sure that they are going to be able to duplicate everything with the services stopped however.

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