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

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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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Growing OS cache in RAM causing high system CPU usage

Long question, so please bare with me: I'm having a weird issue with a server that I've never seen before. On a machine with ~30G of RAM with an application that takes ~10G (spread across hundreds of ...
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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 ...
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PHP eats up all the memory

Since this morning one of our webserver's memory getting filled up by php which eventually going to cause the server to start swapping, slow down and become unavailable (an ssh login takes like 5 ...
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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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Is memtester a good command line memory test?

I have spent awhile looking for a memory testing tool that works from the command line, and have been unable to find anything besides memtester (http://pyropus.ca/software/memtester/). Eventually ...
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Multibit error encountered on Dell Server Memory

Dell OpenManage reported the following: Memory device status is critical Memory device location: DIMM_B2 Possible memory module event cause:Multi bit error encountered What does this mean? How bad ...
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Linux server is only using 60% of memory, then swapping

I've got a Linux server that's running our bacula backup system. The machine is grinding like mad because it's going heavy in to swap. The problem is, it's only using 60% of its physical memory! ...
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How to increase swap space on a live server

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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How to find L1, L1i, L1d cache from dmidecode output?

How to find L1 , L1d, L1i cache from dmidecode output ? (NOTE: dmidecode file is from different server for which I do not have access, So I can not run lscpu command to find the same) ...
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Interpreting ipmitool ser list memory errors

I'm purchasing some second hand servers, which the seller has given me remote access to. Running ipmitool [..] ser list, they seem clean other than these repeated a few months ago on each: [..] | ...
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What exactly is a “SWAP FILE” when dealing with RAM in a Linux machine? [duplicate]

What is a swap file and what does it do? How do it increase the RAM and are there any downsides? Why use swap file vs. getting more RAM? Does swap file hurt the CPU IOPS? I understand that it some how ...
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HP Proliant DL360 G7 All DIMM indicator lights amber

I am currently doing a RAM upgrade on an HP proliant DL360 G7 server. After installing the new RAM (18x 8GB KTH-PL316E/8G) the LED indicator lights for every single DIMM turned amber and the health ...
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What is using all of my memory on Ubuntu 12.04?

I keep getting alarms from Rackspace telling me that my memory usage is too high, but I can't seem to find the culprit. I ran top SHIFT + M to see top output sorted by memory, and this is what I get ...
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Why won't a Dell PowerEdge R310 support 16GB RAM in a 4x 4GB RDIMM configuration?

I am trying to upgrade a Dell R310 from the 1GB RAM that it came with (1 stick - 1GB UDIMM - Hynix part number HMT112U7BFR8C) to 16GB using 4 x 4GB Dual Rank RDIMM 1333MHz memory modules purchased ...
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DIMM disabled? Whats wrong?

i got a problem on my intel s5520hc motherboard now i got new RDIMMs but after installing them an error has appeared in the bios and said "DIMM_F2 disabled" but the DIMM is working i tried to reboot ...
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Windows Server 2012 - What type of memory do I have? [duplicate]

My Windows Server is running on 3gb of memory right now, and I would like to upgrade to 16gb. However, I don't know what type of memory to buy. I know that the notches in the physical RAM are ...
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Cisco 7604 router runs out of memory when loading the IOS image, yet runs a different image with similar reqs

I am experiencing an unusual memory issue with a Cisco 7604 router, specifically the memory on the Supervisor Engine (SUP32-GE-3B) and how it pertains to IOS requirements. I was preparing the router ...
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Specific board/module ECC Ram compatibility [migrated]

I purchased a bunch of hardware for two different file servers. Previously I had never bought any server equipment, and therefore had not known that motherboards accept only certain types of ECC Ram. ...
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How to stop Apache from crashing my entire server?

I maintain a Gentoo server with a few services, including Apache. It's fairly low-end (2GB of RAM and a low-end CPU with 2 cores). My problem is that, despite my best efforts, an over-loaded Apache ...
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How much RAM size I will require for VPS hosting on basis of my website [duplicate]

My website is currently on Blogger(.com). Now I am planning to purchase VPS hosting from GoDaddy, I have figured out how much disk space and bandwidth I will require but I am unable to decide the RAM ...
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Why does my SQL Server use AWE memory? and why is this not visible in RAMMap?

We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) 8GB server where, according to Sysinternals RAMMap, 2GB of memory is allocated using AWE. As far as I understood, this means that these pages stay in ...
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Startup Memory in Hyper-V dynamic Memory for IIS 7.5

I recently setup a 2012 server core with hyper-v. I then installed server core 2008 R2 as a client. Installed IIS and started hosting an internal website. I started running throughput tests and found ...
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PHP exec “unable to fork” intermittent error on CentOS VPS

Using: PHP 5.5.10 nginx 1.5.10 Centos 6.5 a xen-based 4GB VPS My site uses encrypted paypal buttons. This encryption is done by the following code: $openssl_cmd = "($OPENSSL smime -sign -signer ...
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Changing memory allocator to Jemalloc Centos 6

After reading this blog post about the impact of memory allocators like jemalloc on highly threaded applications, I wanted to test things on a larger scale on some of our cluster of servers. We run ...
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PowerEdge R210 Memory Upgrade

I have a Dell PowerEdge R210 II running with 2GB of memory. I wanted to upgrade the memory to 10GB as I am running ESXi on the machine. I purchased an ECC RAM (2 x 4GB) which allows me to get the RAM ...
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shift space from /home to /var in centos [migrated]

I want to increase the space of /var folder.The output of df -h is [root@localhost ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_livecd-lv_root 50G 33G ...
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Tomcat Memory - Setting in setenv.sh not respected

I have Tomcat 7.0.35 on CentOS. I have configured setenv.sh to have the following: export JAVA_OPTS="-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -Xms128m -Xmx1024m -XX:PermSize=256m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m" However under ...
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Server setup hardware configuration for performance [duplicate]

We have developed an application using .Net ASP.Net MVC 4, SQL Server 2008 R2. Now we need to host it in a client environment in Sweden. So far we have developed in our local machine and now we are ...
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How can we calculate a processes' contribution to “commit” (/proc/meminfo “Committed_AS”)

We are seeing a "leak" in "commit" over time, and need to track the offending process(es). RSS ("used" memory") isn't leaking, but the commit is, and its causing the kernel to behave very cruelly ...
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Pandora is eating up tons of RAM on Terminal Server

Here's the issue, a lot of the support staff at the software company where I work have thin client machines, they like to listen to Pandora and that's ok, it's not a bandwidth issue. I've noticed ...
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How to map a folder to memory?

Is there a way to map a particular folder to memory? Say I have C:\somePath and I want that folder to be in memory at all times and maybe changes are dumped to HDD asynchronously without my notice. So ...
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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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CentOS only detecting 50% of ram on IBM Server

I have IBM server with 16 GB RAM installed. Initially it showed 16 GB with free | grep Mem | awk '{print $2}' but now it shows only 8116136 but it must show 16439208 When I do dmidecode ...
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lxc - java out of memory issues

I have a set of virtual machines on lxc container that run Ubuntu 14.04. All share same host and some of them are currently experiencing problems with java. Running java -version throws OutOfMemmory ...
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centos + php leak memory, but where?

I have a big php cronjob that run every 20minutes. After each execution the RAM memory used by the virtual server increase and not properly free once the script is terminated! But why? The memory ...
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ECC CE (Correctable Error) occuring every 5 minutes exactly

On one of our computing nodes I am getting ECC CE (correctable errors). What is a little bit peculiar about is is that errors are not massive, just a single occurrence exactly every 5 minutes. ...
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CentOS only detecting 50% of ram

I have 16GB ram in my machine. Before, free -m outputted the normal 16 GB ram, however now (after a reboot) it only detects 8 GB ram. Is one ram module damaged? grep -i memory /var/log/dmesg outputs ...
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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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yum update MemoryError 1G memory free

I am trying to do yum update and getting "MemoryError". The server (OpenVZ box) has 2G RAM and Percona MySQL server running with 1G InnoDB buffer configured. The OS is CentOS 6.5, kernel ...
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xen: domu require more memory than mem-set size

Assume that we have install two guest os in xen, named dom1 and dom2. Now, I start the dom1 and dom2, and both are configured with max-mem=4096M; note that my physical memory is 16GB. While dom1 and ...
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Mysql crashing, oom-killer, out of memory, tuning issues?

I just moved all of my websites to a new server with 4GB RAM. Almost immediately, mysql started crashing, and at one point, didn't reboot which caused a major outage (since I didn't notice until ...
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Unusually high nfs_inode_cache

My server is experiencing a high usage of nfs_inode_cache = 11G , im trying to figure out what's consuming all this , i know already that directories with large numbers of entries and deep directory ...
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Unexplained high memory usage [duplicate]

My server started being unable to spawn PHP instances to respond to HTTP requests as there wasn't enough available RAM. Free -m shows a reasonable amount left, but top and PS don't seem to be able to ...
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Dell R610 memory configuration for all 12 slots

I purchased 12 sticks of RAM on eBay to go into a Dell R610 server. The RAM is ECC REG PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 yet when I occupy all 12 slots with this ram I get the following error on boot: MEMORY ...
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Why does oracle vbox virtual memory differ when VMs do the same thing and are clones of each other?

I am running a large box with 11 instances of 64-bit Ubuntu 14. MemTotal: 50 Gb CPUs: 8 CPUs are pretty much 100% all day long. Memory is at about 60%. Swap not getting hit. Little bewildered by ...
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How should oracle vbox look like in terms of Memory, CPU and Performance? [duplicate]

I've got a need for a ton of VMs to simulate some realistic load testing scenarios. I've got a bunch of different host machines that differ in ram, cpu's, etc. What should my resource manager look ...
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lvresize: command not found - RedHat

No search results on google for this. So i am really confused now. I am trying to increase the swap space and lvresize says command not found. Please Help !! using RedHat 64bit
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TCP Server Memory management: #Connections Vs. #Requests

Given that, there is no theoretical limit to number of concurrent TCP connections a Windows 2008 server can handle. Only thing will happen is, with each connection there will be memory consumption in ...
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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. ...