Max Server Memory

SQL Sasquatch explains what “max server memory” does and how it relates to private bytes:

Well, there’s obviously a relationship between private bytes and “total server memory”.  The peaks and valleys occur at the same time.   But there’s a delta between them, and the delta isn’t constant.

The difference between private bytes and “total server memory” is pretty well confined, too – not varying more than 10 mb in this interval.

Read the whole thing.

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