System Cache in W2K8 R2 file server


I have a file server that is constantly consuming all of the 8GB memory 
it has, after reading quite a bit about it I understand that it is the 
System Cache that is eating up all the memory. The server has somewhere 
between 30MB to 300MB available memory but most often about 100MB.

W2K8 (not R2) has the Windows Dynamic Cache Service where I can set a 
max-size on the System Cache but that service doesn't run on W2K8 R2.

Is there a way to limit the size on the System Cache in W2K8 R2?

Thank you in advance.
4/26/2010 6:15:43 AM
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> I have a file server that is constantly consuming all of the 8GB 
> memory it has, [...]
And this is a bad thing because ...?  It's generally a good thing that 
your machine is not leaving lying unused physical RAM that it could 
otherwise be making some use of.

5/2/2010 12:30:53 AM
Like I said, I understand why the cache is there, and that they made 
some changes in the memory manager (which is why Dynamic Cache Service 
doesn't work) to address the issues in R2.

It's a bad thing because I can't find information about how the System 
Cache works and if it releases memory on demand. If it does then there's 
no problem because I know I'll be able to get more memory if I need but 
like I said, I don't know if it does and I can't find information about 
it. That's why I would like a way to limit it to 97% or something like 
that. The servers available memory is as low as 10mb sometimes and 
rarely over 150MB.

On 2010-05-02 02:30, Jonathan de Boyne Pollard wrote:
>> I have a file server that is constantly consuming all of the 8GB
>> memory it has, [...]
> And this is a bad thing because ...? It's generally a good thing that
> your machine is not leaving lying unused physical RAM that it could
> otherwise be making some use of.

5/5/2010 7:33:56 AM

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