Synonym for: RAM - Acronym for: Random Access Memory, a type of computer data storage.

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How to know the real amount of RAM in a VPS

I've been told that a VPS's RAM can be manipulated (oversold) by VPS providers. I know I can always buy a VPS from a reputable company, but, really, how can one make sure the allocated memory is the ...
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Memory on dedicated server is filled out [duplicate]

We are managing a dedicated server (WHM/cPanel) with 4-5(Magento & Woocommerce mostly) accounts in it, along with custom code that will connect those platforms with ERPs. This custom code works a ...
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PostgreSQL server does not start with increased shared_memory

I've installed a new PostgreSQL server on an empty Ubuntu 14.04 virutal server. The PostgreSQL server works fine in default configuration, so i thought it would be a good idea to improve performance ...
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Why does downloading a large file with wget seem to consume nearly all available RAM? [on hold]

I am trying to download a file of 580MB with the following simple wget command: wget http://example.com/file.ext The server has 16 GB installed RAM of and during the entire download the memory ...
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Xen memory management

In real machine, I can reserve a certain of memory by editing grub to limit memory,which the machine can use, and then mapping the reserved memory using ioreamp. I can manage these memory and insert ...
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Mysql with low memory on development environment

How to set mysql to run on very low memory? (preferably under 100MB and max 250MB) Currently it's running for about 400mb. I can't turn off the innodb because production using innodb. Is there any ...
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Memory cache is full not sure what is using it and if it is normal [duplicate]

The situation is that amazon bots are download ~600k images off my server. My web app deployed on apache server is extremely slow probably because ram usage is 100% some statistics: ...
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When installing InfluxDB, what is more important CPU or memory? [on hold]

I had to deploy an InfluxDB 0.8.3 setup in Amazon. Just one instance. I needed to figure out what would be better, if a memory or compute optimized instance. In the end I opted for memory, as I ...
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Azure Memory Allocation (Windows VM) for Python?

I'm running a pretty intensive python script on a large Azure Windows VM. I'm using Enthought Canopy for my python environment. The VM has 56gb of ram available... however in the task manager python ...
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Is there a way to tell the runtime of a RAM module?

I'm planning on buying used RAM which was supposedly only used for a very short time. However, I'm afraid the seller might underestimate. Is there any way I can confirm the time for which the RAM ...
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Dell R710 RAM Upgrade - Making sure I get this right

I have a Dell R710 that's refurbished (so no warranty or support by Dell) and currently has 48 GB of RAM in it (12x4GB). According to the smbiosDump in ESXi, it looks like this: # smbiosDump | egrep ...
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Why is my server using swap even though there is lots of RAM available? [duplicate]

My server has 24 cores, 16 GB RAM, and 8 SSDs on raid 0 (I think). I've noticed it is now using a low of swap space, even though there is plenty of RAM available. load average: 2.70, 2.54, 2.50 Mem: ...
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Is there such a thing as unbuffered registered DIMM memory?

I thought the two (registered and buffered, and the same for the negations) are synonymous. Are there any ECC unbuffered but registered modules out there?
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How to profile how much memory my tomcat server needs?

I'm running a tomcat server on my own for the first time and I was shocked by how much memory Java apps need compared to apps in other languages. Since I am paying a web host, I want to determine how ...
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Is it possible to reduce NodeJS memory usage (e.g., Ghost blogging platform)

CPU [ 0.0%] Tasks: 15, 2 thr; 1 running Mem [|||| 14/256MB] Load average: 0.00 0.00 0.00 Swp [| 1/256MB] Uptime: 15 days, ...
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Uncorrectable ECC memory error [closed]

I was running simulations on a virtual machine of Ubuntu on Windows 7 OS and nothing was wrong. I decided to wipe Windows 7 off, and install Linux (Ubuntu 14.04). I started getting this error after ...
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Why is Server using all RAM? [duplicate]

I have a video streaming website. On another server I have videos that I encode as mp4, the server also has a php script that I use to stream the videos so it is like ...
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Hyper-V dynamic ram not working with Debian

I've a Windows Server 2012 R2 based Hyper-V host with Windows Server 2012 R2 guest VMs and also Debian 7.6 based VMs. The dynamic RAM is working on Windows guests fine. But on Linux its not and the VM ...
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Set default numa policy to “interleave” system wide

I know it is possible to set the numa mode to "interleave" (see NB below) for a specific process using numactrl --interleave, but I'd like to know if it is possible to make this the system wide ...
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APT FATAL -> Failed to fork

I saw a lot of questions regarding this, but mine seems a little different. Here's what I receive: /etc/cron.weekly/apt-xapian-index: FATAL -> Failed to fork. run-parts: ...
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Monitoring Memory Usage on a Machine that Uses MSMQ

Based on this thread, it seems that it's "normal" for the MSMQ process to take up an much memory as is available until it comes under memory pressure. It seems most monitoring tools base memory usage ...
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How do I increase the curr_connections limit using memcache?

I am using a server with Centos 6.5 64 bits Kernel 2.6.32 and 64 GB RAM and 12 threads cores, and I cannot get increase the current connections used in memcache. This is my STATS output: # echo ...
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Can I Copy a File Without hitting the RAM?

I suspect that I have a bad stick of RAM in a Linux development server. I'm trying to copy an 80Gb file off of the server to an external hard drive. CRC of the copied file does not match that of the ...
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RAM hot-add HP Proliant - Esxi

I have to add some RAM to my HP Proliant DL385 g7 and I was wondering if I can hot-add the memory due to some mission critical VMs that I can't move because of lack of hardware. I use ESXi 5.5 as HV. ...
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Docker + Apache, how does memory usage work?

Let's say I have a docker host set up with 50 containers each running a site served by Apache. As I understand it each container will have an Apache instance running and typically each Apache ...
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Dell PowerEdge C1100 MRC failure DIMM replaced, new memory not recognized in previously failed slots

Dell PowerEdge C1100, BIOS Version DS993B22 as seen via BMC IPMI, all 18 memory slots are populated with 4 GB modules. The following memory errors occured: MRC Event: Memory sensor, MRC ...
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Can I trust windows 2012 regarding the amount of installed memory?

I am running Windows 2012 on a Intel Core i5-2467M with supposedly 12GB of RAM. I say supposedly because Intel website says this processor supports a maximum of 8 GB. Microsoft System window recognize ...
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order 4 allocation failure disaster

Some environment details first: Hardware: Intel Server Board S2600GZ 2 x Intel Xeon CPU E5-2620 64GB DDR3 RAM Intel RAID Controller RS2BL (LSI SAS2108) with 4TB LVM Volume made of SAS disks ...
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Rail's FileStore with Linux Disk Caching or RAMdisk?

I have a Ruby on Rails application that stores it's catched files on the filesystem (Rails file-system cache). I was thinking about changing to memcached Store, but a short test shows it isn't a big ...
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Where are the ECC memory error counters stored?

Where are the ECC memory error counters stored: on the DIMM itself, the motherboard, or the host's disk? I'm using memtest86+, but it seems that it doesn't recognize ECC on my system, so if ...
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Evaluating uncorrectable ECC errors and fallback methods

I run a server which has just experienced an error I've not encountered before. It emitted a few beeps, rebooted, and got stuck at the startup screen (the part where the bios shows its logo and begins ...
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Debug unstable Apache server under Debian

Since yesterday my Apache server that runs on a Debian machine runs very unstable. Sometiems my websites load and sometimes not. I think it has to do with the memory since my Apache log is full of ...
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IBM memory, whats wrong, bought wrong type?

I have this server IBM System x3250 M3 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3450 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz 2 GB PC3-10600 ECC DDR3 SDRAM HDD 500 TB Hotplug Windows server 2008 this is screenshot the default ...
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Does enabling more IIS logging fields consume resources?

It seems that IIS7 doesn't enable the bytes sent and bytes received fields in its logs by default. I would like to enable them so I could watch bandwidth consumption of individual sites, but my ...
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Automatically Kill/Restart Process(es) When Memory is Critically Low

I have a Debian Wheezy VPS box where am running a couple of Django apps in production. Ideally, would have tried addressed my current memory footprint issues by optimizing the apps, adding more RAM or ...
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High load of RAM but low CPU

I've a dedicated problem.. When I make a load test with ~500 connections, CPU stay low (about 30%) but memory grow up fast ! And I have a 100% used RAM and 50% used SWAP.. An other dedicated with 2x ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Memory Management [closed]

How does Windows manage physical and virtual memory? As I understand it, once the system fully utilizes physical memory, it will engage virtual memory. How is virtual memory managed? If physical ...
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What happens to a random bit error in the cache on an Intel CPU?

I have a system with ECC RAM and a Xeon E3 CPU. My understanding is that ECC circuits on the RAM will detect corruption from random bit errors in the RAM chips. But what happens to random bit errors ...
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Traffic increase causes VPS to crash due to RAM utilisation

I have a VPS which runs multiple Opencart sites and for the most part performs the task very well. Spec: CPU GenuineIntel, Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2665 0 @ 2.40GHz Version Parallels Plesk Panel ...
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plenty of ram but still swapping

this is graph of my server ram you can see in graph that every time I restart mysqld, swap becomes zero. But increases over time. If i put innodb buffer pool in large size swap rises faster and if I ...
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vSwap vs Burstable RAM for OpenVZ

What is the big difference between vSwap and Burstable RAM? Does vSwap create and cause I/O by using disk? I know SWAP will use the disk so is vSwap the same as swap just virtualized in the ...
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How to free linux memory safely to improve server performance

We have a linux virtual server hosted through GoDaddy, and our site has been running slow recently. I poked around the server a bit (I am not a sysadmin and have very limited experience with linux, ...
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What RAM options do I need to know before buying Server RAM?

This is a proposed Canonical Question about Server Memory. I have to buy a Dell R420 server and there are various combinations (1600 and 1333 MHz RDIMMS and UDIMMS) and Performance Optimized vs. ...
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(VMware) Will a Linux guest VM swap when RAM usage is high even though Active is not?

We are currently having a discussion in my environment. The assumptions are that “The tools that are designed for a physical infrastructure memory management in Linux such as top, free, vmstat, ...
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Memory used by unknown processes on OEL6 - without cache and slabcache

I've searched through "Where is my Linux memory?" questions, but I couldn't find a similar scenario for my kind of leak: OEL 6.3 x86_64 Linux with 6GB of RAM without any of my main components ...
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Out of memory kill on Centos 6

For the last few days I am having regular out of memory problems on my Centos 6 server. Aug 1 03:40:42 myserver xinetd[2304]: START: smtp pid=11222 from=87.109.36.82 Aug 1 03:40:46 myserver ...
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Apache2 using up all my memory and stalling my wordpress instance (mysql)

Environment Ubuntu 12.04 / 1GB RAM / 40GB DISK / 1 CPU (RACKSPACE) Wordpress 3.9 mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.38, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64) using readline 6.2 Apache2 mod_php5 mod_rewrite When ...
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Where did my memory go on linux (no cache/slab/shm/ipcs)

This is a headless server with 8GB RAM (kernel 3.12)... even after only a few days, i get low on memory. in fact, this server has OOMed a few days ago... something is losing memory, but i don't know ...
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Redis server Memory Increased to 22GB and Crashed (OOM)

A redis server v2.8.4 is running on a Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with 8 GB RAM and 16 GB swap space (on SSDs). However htop shows that redis alone is taking up 22.4 G of memory! I do not think the redis ...
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Lots of major page faults in CentOS

We have a fairly complicated PHP script that's generating a lot of minor and major page faults. $> ps -o min_flt,maj_flt,time,cmd,pid 4686 MINFL MAJFL TIME CMD ...