SQL Server 2014

Shawn used Ask the Experts™
We have a server using SQL 2014.  It give a memory paged out error every minute.  We have 32 GB on the server.  SQL is limited to 23 GB.
At the current time, we only have on small database running on it.  (with plans to move some more).  Task manager is showing we are only using 7% of memory.  Yet we continue to get errors.  We have installed all of the service packs.  Tried different settings for SQL memory.  We have tried many suggestions, and nothing seems to work.  Any ideas?  Thinking of going back to 2012
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Vitor MontalvãoIT Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2017
Which version, edition and architecture of SQL Server are you using?
ShawnSr. Network Administrator
Sql Server 2014 64 Bit 32 GB Memory Windows Server 2012 R2 VMWare for the Virtual Platform

Process/System Counts      Value
Available Physical Memory      31560871936
Available Virtual Memory      140692024164352
Available Paging File      36430192640
Working Set      193744896
Percent of Committed Memory in WS      56
Page Faults      10260211
System physical memory high      1
System physical memory low      0
Process physical memory low      0
Process virtual memory low      0

Memory Manager      KB
VM Reserved      43997904
VM Committed      332680
Locked Pages Allocated      0
Large Pages Allocated      0
Emergency Memory      1024
Emergency Memory In Use      16
Target Committed      23552000
Current Committed      332680
Pages Allocated      150704
Pages Reserved      0
Pages Free      2632
Pages In Use      296872
Page Alloc Potential      22077528
NUMA Growth Phase      0
Last OOM Factor      0
Last OS Error      0
ste5anSenior Developer

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ShawnSr. Network Administrator


A significant part of sql server process memory has been paged out. This may result in a performance degradation. Duration: 0 seconds. Working set (KB): 146084, committed (KB): 289384, memory utilization: 50%.

We get this every minute
RAMMAP is a good tool to release Memory until you find the cause. When you open RAMMAP select empty, then select empty standby list. This will clear out paged memory.


Might help to look into memory leaks.

Good luck.
Senior Developer
This is not an error. Sounds like you need to configure Enable the Lock Pages in Memory Option (Windows).
Vitor MontalvãoIT Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2017

I agree with ste5an.
Microsoft has a support article for this kind of behavior.
ShawnSr. Network Administrator
Thank you for you help with this issue.  My Sys Admin has to go offsite for awhile and has been unable to try these suggestions.  I will close this for now and re-open if I have an additional problmes
ShawnSr. Network Administrator



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