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Memory leak in SharePoint

  Asked By: Shana    Date: Sep 19    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1121

Our SharePoint server is running in Windows2000 OS, 1.5 G.B RAM, PIII
933 MHz , Compaq Machine with SharePoint Server’s Service Pack 1
We have about 100 users using SharePoint for the purpose of Document
Each day we are restarting the server, as the available memory goes down
to few hundred MBs, at the end of each day.
It seems like there is memory leak.
When we restart the next day, it has about 1.2 GB and starts dropping.

Is there any way to arrest this memory leak?



8 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Santana Osborn     Answered On: Sep 19

I wonder if this memory  leak problem could refer to Q297480?


This problem has not been corrected yet in the SP1 release (I wish it
would - we run into this problem twice a week).

Answer #2    Answered By: David Brown     Answered On: Sep 19

Could be, maybe try moving the indexing service  to a different so at least
crawling and indexing will not impact dashboards rendering. For more detail

Answer #3    Answered By: Daamodar Bhadranavar     Answered On: Sep 19

While this could be a memory  leak (like the one mentioned in the Q297480 already
mentioned), keep in mind that SPS works the same as Exchange. It "never" gives
back memory. The store continues to accumulate it and creates a cache of
information as large as your memory, however big that is on a given server. As
such, what often looks like a memory leak  is really just the store using all the
available memory. The thinking is simply that unused memory is wasted memory.

Answer #4    Answered By: Destiny Lewis     Answered On: Sep 19

So, what is the possible solution to prevent this Mr.Guy?

Answer #5    Answered By: Tanisha Rowe     Answered On: Sep 19

You don't WANT to prevent it. What are you saving that RAM for?

Now, if you have other applications that you're running  on the box, and the
memory drops, that's a different issue.

Answer #6    Answered By: Sierra Lewis     Answered On: Sep 19

You can't prevent it, nor would you want to do so. Unused memory  is wasted
memory. Why would you want to save it for later?

Answer #7    Answered By: Dwight Becker     Answered On: Sep 19

If we dont restart the server  the available memory  is
around 100 MB only. Won't this affect the performance
of the Server?

Answer #8    Answered By: Amar Kumbar     Answered On: Sep 19

Nope .. normally the proces will return the memory  to the system if another
process requests it's use.

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