SQLservr.exe taking up lots of memory

Hein Thant Oo 20 Reputation points

Windows SQL server memory has been consuming too high by sqlservr.exe

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  1. Yanhong Liu 4,970 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Thank you for posting in Q&A forum.

    By default, SQL Server can change its memory requirements dynamically based on available system resources. So it is normal that Memory Usage is huge.

    If less memory is free, SQL Server releases memory to the OS. If more memory is free, SQL Server may allocate more memory. If you would like to change min server memory and max server memory, please refer to: Server memory configuration options - SQL Server | Microsoft Learn

    Best Regards,

    Yanhong Liu


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  1. Olaf Helper 43,166 Reputation points

    Of course; that's more then quite normal and "by design", see https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/relational-databases/memory-management-architecture-guide?view=sql-server-ver16

    SQL Server takes all memory as it can to serve queries in a performant way; how else could it work?

    You can limit the maximum memory usage by SQL Server see,


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