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randyvrandyv Posts: 166
edited August 3, 2007 3:39AM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
Hello -

We are seeing unusual CPU utilization curves on our 8-way server.
All CPUs are showing between 17 and 60%.
While it is not the only thing we are seeing that could be contributing to
the unusual performance spikes, I'm wondering about SQL Backup.

We looked at memory usage of processes using taskmgr.
and we found the biggest memory consumer right now is a process called
EAISQL2.exe - right now it is just over 1GB, but there are no jobs running at the moment. I suspect this is associated with SQL Backup because when I set it up, I created a user with the whimsical name 'SQLBackup'.
That is the user associated with this process.

First question - Is this normal?
Second question - anyone else report this?

I have the system configured to use AWE, and I'd say about 90% of
the available 16Gb of memory is allocated to SQL Server. I left 10% for the O/S. I'd look at the report and give you the exact stats but the system is so bottlenecked at the moment that it won't let me look at
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    Hi Randy,

    I don't think EAISQL2.exe has anything to do with us. I cannot seem to find exactly what is is.. I will ask around and see if anyone knows.

    James Moore
    Head of DBA Tools
    Red Gate Software Ltd
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    peteypetey Posts: 2,358 New member
    If you were to look for that file and view its properties, do the Company or Copyright information give any clues as to who owns that file? Thanks.
    Peter Yeoh
    SQL Backup Consultant Developer
    Associate, Yohz Software
    Beyond compression - SQL Backup goodies under the hood, updated for version 8
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