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

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Apache process races away (process size explosion)

I come here because I have searched and tried different optimization without finding any answers. We have a server with four websites hosted. The frequentation is not very high (we are sure that the ...
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Very high memory usage, but not claimed by any process?

While stress-testing LVM on one of our Debian servers, I came across this issue where memory would fill up a lot to the point where it would run the server out of memory, but no process would claim ...
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Mass memory used, buffer free, no apps started

Have searched for many times before asking for my problem. I've 6gb RAM, 4 currently used, 2 free, buffers are low # free -m total used free shared buffers cached ...
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How to avoid Memory “Hard Fault/sec”

i've a problem on my windows 2008 server x64, and i cannot understand how can i solve it. i'm looking to Resource Monitor and see about 100 to 200 hard faults/sec. and generally the machine is slow. ...
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Windows Server 2012 vs Windows Server 2008 on 1gb of ram [closed]

I will be purchasing a vps soon and I there are two possible operating system that I can use, Windows Server 2012 Standard and Windows Server 2008. The vps will only have 1gb of ram. Memory wise what ...
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idle proccesses and high memory bad? uwsgi/django

I have a VPS with 256MB of ram. I'm running nginx, uwsgi and postgresql on Ubuntu 12.04 for a soon to be Django site. About 200MB of ram are being used despite the website not being active, the uwsgi ...
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Varnish memory management

I have a rather 'dumb' question regarding Varnish. I've been reading info on Varnish cache storage types and yet don't understand what would happen in following: Imagine we have 2GB of free memory. ...
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Is it necessary to burn-in RAM for server-class hardware?

Considering the fact that many server-class systems are equipped with ECC RAM, is it necessary or useful to burn-in the memory DIMMs prior to their deployment? I've encountered an environment where ...
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How can the Private Bytes of a process be significantly less than its effect on the system commit charge?

On a 64-bit Windows Server 2003, I can see using taskmgr or process explorer that the total commit charge is around 3.5GB, yet when I sum the Private Bytes consumed by each process (by running pslist ...
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How much memory should I allocate for host OS when virtualizing [duplicate]

I would like to buy a dedicated server and virtualize it. Details: Host OS Ubuntu 12.04 server OS Setting up 3 VMs. 2 serving web applicaitons with php/Mysql + nginx and 1 running bugzilla. With ...
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Can anyone identify this eMMC card socket? [closed]

It's not mSATA or PCI-e mini card. Any ideas what socket this eMMC fits into?
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How to read memory usage in htop?

It's my htop output: For example, I'm confused by this ruby script: How many physical memory is it using? 3+1+8+51+51? 51? 51+51?
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Running “top” memory seems high? [duplicate]

I'm not a Ubuntu expert, but I've just ran top on a Ubuntu server box and Terminal has highlighted the results in red, it looks pretty high to me. Is this right? I'm only really running Apache and ...
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Apache httpd process using too much memory

I am running a dedicated apache web server on CentOS6 it has: 12GB memory 4 cpus My httpd config is as follows, from /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf Timeout 60 KeepAlive Off MaxKeepAliveRequests 100 ...
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How to install different RAM modules

I have different RAM modules - 2Rx8 and 2Rx4 . How can I install all of them in one server? Tried putting all 2Rx8 in one Branch and 2Rx4 in another, but it didn't work. Branch0 | Branch1 ...
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How to protect against in-RAM attacks

Since hosting providers are constantly under attack from hackers, encryption of the entire file system (the entire server) with tools like www.truecrypt.org seems like an absolute must to me, if you ...
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I put 4 gigs of RAM into a new server, why does it say I have only 3462960k RAM?

I put 4 gigs of RAM into a server, but when I look at the command line why does it say I have only 3462960k RAM? [root@localhost ~]# cat /proc/meminfo MemTotal: 3462960 kB [root@localhost ...
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How to determine if you need to upgrade memory?

My CentOS server's munin graph shows high swap, but the amount of apps memory seems low. Does this still mean I need to upgrade my memory? What is causing all that swap? Is it because of the ...
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Upgraded SQL server, performance plummets

Seeking help with a new SQL server. A client of mine was running an aging SBS 2003 server (Xeon 3060, 4 gig of RAM) and a line of business application with a 25 gig SQL Database using SQL Server ...
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What could increase the consumed server memory amount when just upgrade the RAM?

Is there any reason that could cause more memory consumption on a windows server 2008 when upgrade the RAM from 2 to 3 or 4 GB? I have noticed that the server used memory was about 1.5 to 1.8 GB when ...
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SvcHost using too much RAM

I have a problem. A specific instance of SvcHost is using way too much ram (680MB). I've found that the following services are running under this process: I've stopped and then started all services ...
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Over committing memory failing with out reaching half of actual RAM

I am running centos 6.4 with 2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64 which is actually running as a xen vm with ram 2 GB On this i have set cat /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory 2 But when i try to start my ...
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How to see what is cached in memory in SQL server 2008?

Is there a way how to find out what is cached in SQL Server 2008 R2? I have found the following nice article here: ...
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CentOS 6.4 on Hyper-V memory exhausting issue

I am having an issue where the RAM on the virtualised machine is becoming exhausted after periods of time, the machine itself has 4GB RAM assigned to it and it always seems to be reporting around 15% ...
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Server crashes Sundays at 6 a.m. - out of memory

I have a weird problem: Every Sunday at 6 am my LAMP server crashes. Looking at the logs I see about 500 apache2 processes at the time (this is a test server without any load - especially not at 6 am) ...
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Error with MySQL server: Can't create a new thread (errno 11)

I am currently stress testing my PHP, MySQL application hosted on AWS EC2 using Amazon Linux. After reaching certain number of users DB starts to give error: Can't create a new thread (errno 11); if ...
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Mysql crashing due to InnoDB not able to allocate memory

MySQL crashes every now and then due to, I believe, a large request hitting it above the innodb-buffer-pool-size set in my.cnf (currently at 210M), which I needed to set for mysql to start in the ...
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Sun Fire V40z, big gap between memory reported by dmidecode and what the Linux kernel sees

I'm looking after a V40z (a loaner), running RHEL 4.8 (no, I can't update it, it's a loaner) that according to dmidecode has 8 DIMMs of 2048M each, which makes for 16GB RAM as far as I'm concerned. ...
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Linux not freeing the file buffer when we execute rm or > (redirection) operator

I have one router which has embedded-linux with kernel version 2.4.22 running on it. I know its very old version but i have to deal with it. Please take a look at the free command output when i run it ...
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ESXi running 2 x Windows 2012 setup advice

After much deliberating and advice I'm intending to use an element of virtualisation for deploying some new servers. The original (physical) plan was one server running as domain controller, SQL ...
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e2fsck - out of memory despite [scratch_files] set in /etc/e2fsck.conf

I'd like to repair an ext2 file system on an external 16GB SD card drive. When I issue the following command: e2fsck -y /dev/xxx my system runs out of memory (Fedora 17 x64 8GB RAM, 8GB Swap). As ...
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Why is a 32bit OS limited to 4 GigaBytes of RAM? [closed]

What I don't understand is where the 4 GigaBytes comes from. Most of the articles I read say that 2^32bits = 4 GigaBytes, but this doesn't seem correct given that 8 bits = 1 byte. For a 32 bit OS: ...
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Why does my ESXi report higher memory usage than I expect?

I have a pair of ESXi (5.1) hosts in a High Availability cluster. Each host has 48GB of RAM. I currently have 18 VMs running, with the following configured memory amounts: 1x 4GB, 1 vCPU 1x 4GB, 4 ...
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What does this VMWare warning really mean? … “… Insufficient video RAM…”

Here is the actual warning from VMotiononing: Warning message from xxxx-esxi16.xxxxx.xxxxx.xxxxx.edu: Insufficient video RAM. The maximum resolution of the virtual machine will be limited to ...
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How to determine php memory usage on apache?

Sorry if I didn't phrase my question correctly. I use the php function "memory_get_usage()" to see the amount memory allocated to PHP on a script I am running. On server A I get around 2 MB. ...
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How do I test the integrity of a mini-DIMM memory module?

I have one Mini-DIMM memory-module which I would like to test using MemTest86+. While I'm aware that some RAID controllers and network equipment use DDR2/DDR3 memory packaged on mini-DIMM form-factor ...
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DELL Server won't accept Corsair RAM

I've ordered DELL PowerEdge™ T110 II with 2GB RAM and Corsair 16GB 1600MHz CL10 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Kit(2 X 8GB). By some reason the server works only with the original memory and won't accept the ...
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Xen memory management on small server

I am currently running VMware vSphere 5 on a server I use for various projects. Mainly I use it for honing my skills with administration and running a few game servers. Recently I was considering a ...
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Centos 6.4 install only showing 160G of 192G installed ram, dmesg shows all 16x16G sticks

Any ideas why? Same sever with ubuntu 12.04 shows 192G properly. With centos 6.4 (64 bit): with Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit): I put the mem=193447M in the kernel section of /boot/grub/grub.conf to no ...
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Sar: Free memory statistics (including buffers, cache)

The free commands gives the amount of free memory in two forms: completely free memory (the Mem line) and disposable memory used for caches and buffers (the -/+ buffers/cache line): -bash-3.2$ free ...
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how do dual processors handle 4 dimms

I'm looking at using dual Xeon E5-2620s on a server build. They support quad channel memory. If I have 4 dimms, will the two processors see it collectively as quad rank, or each processor see a dual ...
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Virtual Server Memory not a power/multiple of 2

In the old times (before virtualization), memory came in powers/multiples of 2, because that is the way memory is manufactured. Nowadays that we create virtual servers that don't have real physical ...
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Can my mysql server be fully tweaked? [closed]

I'm on a quadcore CENTOS 5.9 i686 standard running WHM 11.36.0. It's a dedicated LAMP server with lots of websites, most of which are using databases. I'm monitoring the server using Munin and notice ...
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Postgres using only 500 MB of RAM of the available 4 GB

We recently moved to running postgres server on it's own VM and tracked the memory usage of the VM. Here is what I found: That the postgres is only using 500 MB of the available memory on the VM. ...
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will a 100GB database with large tables on MSSQL 2008 server run on a 3GB RAM system? [duplicate]

This will be only for testing and developing. I have a 100 GB DB I am working on and need a sanbox envorinment. The only hardware I have is a desktop with 3GB and 32bit. I am able to install SQL 2008 ...
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Nginx solution for caching external images?

I have a little forum with 100 users online and i'm looking into a solution for caching all external images from avatars, signatures etc. to ram. Now for my static content i'm ussing memcached to ...
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Solaris memory allocation

I have solaris system that installed 12 GB RAM. All running process consume about %65 memory. I start to application that tshark (wireshark command line alternative). Tshark complete parse a ...
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Slow Memcached: Average 10ms memcached `get`

We're using Newrelic to measure our Python/Django application performance. Newrelic is reporting that across our system "Memcached" is taking an average of 12ms to respond to commands. Drilling down ...
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Proliant server ML 370 G4 RAM upgraade

can we use ECC non-registered RAM 667MHz on HP Proliant ML 370 G4?
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Choosing linux server for mysql - memory clock speed [duplicate]

I have a Linux Mysql server cluster where master and slaves are overloaded by a combination of read/write i/o and by SELECT queries load. We purchased FusionIO cards to replace the hard drives. My ...