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Resource usage at start up

  Asked By: Cierra    Date: Apr 17    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 594

I recently set up a SPPS box. When I start up the mem useage of the store
is pretty reasonable. After a couple minutes the hard drives start getting
pounded, everything slows to a crawl, then it stops at like useage of 200MB.

After a while it starts doing whatever it's doing then the useage works it's
way up to 500+MB where it stops for good.

Can someone explain to me what exactly is going on? I mean, a midday boot,
which I hate doing, would take quite some time to get to a useable state! I
understand that it will take any RAM you can give it, I am just not sure
why....I have yet to read the resource kit, I imagine the answer is



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Darryl Nguyen     Answered On: Apr 17

From what I understand, Sharepoint re-indexes the entire database every
time it starts  up. This is what it is doing. No work around on this.

Answer #2    Answered By: Tom Pruitt     Answered On: Apr 17

General rule of thumb is the index will take up about 128M of memory for every
100K objects it indexes. Also, like Exchange, the SPS web store will continue to
take up memory as users utilize the system. It will give memory back if another
program is in need of it.

If you find it is taking up all the CPU for hours at a time, you may want to
make sure the index is crawling successfully. I have seen servers that peg the
processor while attempting to crawl  some external Internet link that is
returning items at a terribly slow rate.

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