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

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better place for sensitive temp file, ram disk or hdd or ssd? [on hold]

my app saves a 1MB file and then another app reads it back. After that I want to sercure delete it. I thought about a ram drive because I know that even with a secure delete appl. something would ...
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AWS EC2 Instance with Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter Not Using All of Memory

I have an m1.large EC2 instance running with Amazon Web Services. The OS is Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter. It should have 7.5 GB of memory, and the desktop background indeed says: Total Memory : 7.5 ...
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Why drop caches in Linux?

In our servers we have a habit of dropping caches at midnight. sync; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches When I run the code it seems to free up lots of RAM, but do I really need to do that. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 using 100% SWAP with more than 40GB free memory [migrated]

I'm a bit at a loss trying to figure out why this would be the case. Can anyone provide some helpful ideas on troubleshooting this? free -m total used free shared ...
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Server memory upgrade of IBM servers - can I use non IBM memory?

We just receive some old servers IBM servers (DDR2 and DDR3). We want to use them to upgrade our Test Area. I see that there are second hand memory with very good prices. Can we upgrade with other ECC ...
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MySQL (MariaDB) crashes frequently

I recently migrated an old server running MySQL to a new VPS running MariaDB 5.5. I don't have too much running on the server (just a few PHP sites) and free memory seems to be OK, but the DB keeps ...
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Enable HugePages on Linux for multiple services/processes

On one of my Debian machines I'm running a service on a JVM and a MySQL instance. I have enable the HugePages following various online guides but I'm having a problem. Here is my configuration: ...
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Which RAM slots corresponds to CPU 1 on HP ProLiant BL460c G6

I have this server with 2 CPUs and 12 DIMMs. All slots are occupied. I need to change a faulty memory module. I know it's in the slot 3 (E) of the CPU 1. And here comes my question since I haven't ...
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make mysql to share all cpu

I am very new to linux server .I am using centos.Sometimes my cpu gets overloaded because of the process mysqld over 100% PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND ...
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Show historic hardware changes in windows 7 [migrated]

Brief question: In Windows 7, Is there a log where I can see the ram memory of the system at different dates? Explanation: A friend of mine have detected some missing hardware (ram sticks) on some ...
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Does the Linux kernel really use 601 MB of RAM on a 16GB system? [migrated]

I'm developing a compute cluster and I'm trying to determine the maximum amount of RAM I can give to a single process. On a machine with 16GB of ram, the answer is that I can allocate (and touch) ...
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CentOS 99% memory usage

for the past week my CentOS VPS has had 99% memory usage. [root@server ~]# free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 2048 2032 15 ...
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Limit amount of RAM to a process (Linux)

I have a Zope server (just a long running python process) which tends to eat up all RAM on my server after a couple of days. I do not want to restart it every night - maybe it's better to limit the ...
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Get full physical Ram memory with bash

I know some of you might find my question stupid but i need to know how much ram is installed on a centos box Yes i know it can easily be done by using the command awk '/MemTotal/{print $2}' ...
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How to decide on VPS good defaults for PHP and Wordpress when it comes to memory?

I have (only) 512MB to spare. The only thing running on my VPS is PHP/MySQL and on top of it Wordpress. No mail server or any other application, just Wordpress and LAMP stack. How to decide how much ...
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Avoid a crash when a process allocates too much memory?

Similar to this question, we have a computing server with 96GB of RAM that is used to run large jobs in parallel. Occasionally, the total amount of physical RAM is exceeded, which causes the server ...
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What is Slab, SReclaimable and SUnreclaim? What does Slab solve and how does it behave under load?

I have a server with 32 gigabytes of ram, with htop reporting 29 gigs used, with 4 gigs of swap in use as well. cat /proc/meminfo returns around 13 gigabytes of memory listed as SReclaiable. What ...
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Tomcat 6 Default Memory Allocation Settings

Does anyone know or know how to find the default values for the various memory allocation-related parameters (-Xms, -Xms, -XX:PermSize, -XX:MaxPermSize) for Tomcat version 6?
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How much memory does my SQL need?

I have a VM (SQL database server) that I think has more memory then it needs, however I'm not sure what I can reduce it to because I don't understand exactly what "In use", "Available", "Committed" ...
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HP Proliant ML110 G6 RAM Upgrade Issues

We have an HP Proliant ML110 G6 server running here at work which presently has only 8Gb RAM installed. The RAM presently in the system is Integral IN3T4GEZBIX or in other words PC3-10600 unbuffered, ...
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Dell PowerEdge C1100 Memory Configuration

I have a Dell PowerEdge C1100 server with 48GB of DRAM (12x4GB modules, two modules per channel). Now I'd like to add some memory. I do not want to buy more 4GB modules, because it will give me a ...
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SQL Server total memory less than target memory, lot of extra memory unallocated [migrated]

The situation is the following: We have a SQL2008r2 server (64bit on 64bit Windows) with SSRS installed on it. The Max Memory is set to 6GB, the server has 12GB total memory. The target server ...
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xen vm memory missing

I have an Ubuntu server with 320GB of memory. I installed xen 4.4.1 on this machine, and run 2 Debian VMs. One with +-100GB of memory and one with +-200GB. Everything worked fine, until at one point, ...
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See ECC correction count

I'm curious as to whether or not there's some performance counter that will log the number of ECC corrections required, that could perhaps be tracked as an early indicator of memory failure. I imagine ...
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How to find faulty memory module from MCE message?

I am trying to understand MCE message to find which memory module is bad on a server. This message appears in /var/log/kern.log in one server that freezes two times today. Apr 13 22:39:22 mbox ...
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Maximum amount of memory per session with IIS/.NET

I'm troubleshooting some memory issues we're running into with a heavily used ASP.NET site hosted on IIS6. Intermittently we have to manually recycle our application pool (process) to resolve issues ...
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How to increase swap space on a live server [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 14.04, the swap file has to be increased as the memory and swap usage are reaching 100% usage. On a live production server, can the swap be increased with minimal disruption to the service? ...
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elasticsearch glibc memory corruption

My elastic search clusters keep crashing for no reason. All I can see in the logs is : INFO | jvm 4 | 2015/04/17 19:10:09 | *** glibc detected *** /usr/java/jre1.7.0_04/bin/java: malloc(): ...
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java 7: should users be aware of changes in heap memory handling?

After installing the latest Java 7 Development Kit (Java SE 7u11) on my Windows 7 Professional 32bit PC with 4Gb RAM, I noticed I can't allocate much memory for Tomcat. Whereas these memory settings ...
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RabbitMQ keeps messages in memory (memory overflow)

I have RabbitMQ server in cluster (2 nodes). All queues are durable, mirrored and all messagess are set as persistent. I wrote application to synchronize database changes over RabbitMQ queues. In ...
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LXC container shows host's full RAM amount and CPU count

I've been using LXC containers for a few years and have recently expanded the types of applications that run inside of container environments. I'm starting to limit resources at the container level ...
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How to find memory usage of individual Windows services?

Task Manager shows the overall memory usage of svchost.exe. Is there a way to view the memory usage of individual services? Note this is similar to ...
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Proliant DL160 G6 (SE316M1) nehalem (X5550) memory requirement

Currently I stripped the motherboard to the bare minimum: a) 5 fans (fan4 not connected, optional) b) 1 UDIMM 4gb (10600U) c) vga (checked cable) d) 1cpu in slot 1 I get no post, main helath led on ...
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Systems freezes + Memory issues

I have a Hyper-V 2012 R2 server and increased its RAM to 32GB from 16GB. (for a small business). 1-2 months after the upgrade the system started to freeze seemingly randomly. Whether it was posting ...
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Possible reasons for extremely low RAM usage on a debian 7 VPS

After a fresh install of a debian VPS, my system shows very low memory being used. I am not sure if this is even a issue. But according to 'free -m' My system is using only 21MB of RAM ...
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How do I reserve RAM on the Hyper-V 2012 host partition for VMs only?

I have a situation where a Hyper-V 2012 cluster node cannot support 2 VMs when I think it should. Presently, I'm playing around with 96GB RAM, and I want to have 2 47GB VMs running (static RAM). That ...
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HP Proliant DL320 G5 Memory Registered or Unregistered?

I have an old HP Proliant DL320 G5 with 2x 1GB of RAM. I would like to swap out the old ram and install 4x 2GB of RAM to bring it to the max capacity. The manual calls for PC2-5300 unbuffered modules. ...
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How to dump process in Windows Server 2008

I want to dump memory of windows process using just command line and without 3rd party tools. Is that possible if we assume that all necessary privileges aquired. Maybe it is possible to do using ...
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High memory usage (compared to wamp) and unresponsive site at times

Lately my site (with 260000 posts, 12000 images, 2,360,987 mysql rows and 450.7 MiB size) is running slow and at times not loading for many mins I installed this Debug bar plugin ...
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What does `numactl --localalloc` do?

What does numactl --localalloc do? Does it bind program allocation to only the single node that numactl --localalloc was run on? Or does it ensure that whenever the program allocates it's given memory ...
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Striped Ubuntu box - minimal memory usage

I am currently building applications with Go, and since I can deploy binaries, there is no need to install servers, databases and whatnot. My question is: How much can I squeeze Ubuntu so as to have ...
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Confirm a memory leak by tracing “free” and “cached” in top?

I'm trying to confirm that there is a memory leak on my Linux device while in idle state (there should be no continuous memory consumption). I'm not interested in identifying the process that is ...
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How does vm.overcommit_memory work?

When I use the default settings: vm.overcommit_memory = 0 vm.overcommit_ratio = 50 I can read these values from /proc/meminfo file: CommitLimit: 2609604 kB Committed_AS: 1579976 kB But ...
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Monitoring memory usage on Linux system

We use WhatsUp Gold to monitor all of our web servers. On our Linux servers (and much to the same degree, our FreeBSD servers) I'm having a little bit of an issue with the memory monitors. We're using ...
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Postfix mysteriously stops running

My server has been experiencing this problem once every couple months: Application becomes unavailable to users Application log filled 100% disk space with an error message that it cannot connect to ...
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What could cause Ruby's free heap slots to rapidly increase?

I'm diagnosing why our Rails servers seem to leak memory. In looking at New Relic today, I noticed that "Free heap slots" of our Ruby VMs seems to jump from almost nothing up to the baseline level of ...
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MSSQL 2008 r2 Express: there is insufficient system memory in resource pool 'internal' to run this query

I'm experiencing this error during the lifecycle of my DotNetNuke Installation. I've change the hosting server and now I've got a Windows Server 2012 with IIS 8 an SQL server 2008 r2 Express running ...
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Dump a linux process's memory to file

Is it possible to dump the current memory allocated for a process (by PID) to a file? Or read it somehow?
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Does Dell Poweredge SC1425 need proprietary memory?

We have a Dell Poweredge SC1425 which we're trying to upgrade to serve as an emergency backup, and having no luck finding memory that works with it. The 2gb that's in there works fine - it's when we ...
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Microsoft exchange maintenance plan kills the server every night

I believe I have a server with faulty hardware. I think it's the motherboard, because I've tested the RAM, but anyway, I'll explain what happens. My exchange server has 1 Private store (13GB), 1 ...