Micheal, thanks for following up.
The "768 Virtual RAM" is Page file size "Initial size
(MB)". The Maximum size is set to 2048.
Using the "Windows Task Manager" is where I'm getting the
information on memory usage. In Task Manager looking
at "Memory Usage History" is where I'm getting the amount
of memory being used. In the Processes tab of the Task
Manager I see the store.exe using most of the memory.
When looking at the Commit Charge (K) in Windows Task
Manager the under the Performance tab. The Total, Limit
and Peak become the same range of numbers after the
768000K is reached. Then continue to go up until the
2048MB is reached. Then a message then appears saying to
the like "the system is out of Virtaul Memory, some
applications will not execute properly...." (sorry, I
didn't get exact message). I click OK. Looking in the
Processes Tab of the "Task Manager" store.exe memory usage
is reads above 1500000K. If I try to stop the Information
Store Service at this point I get a error saying it cannot
be stoped. This happens in a period of about 3 hours.
Note: The server slow to a crawl when the "Commit Charge
(K): Total" goes beyond 512MB.
I'm not sure what counters you want setup in Perfmon, but
I did setup Pages/second: spiked up and down
Please let me know which counters would be best to use.
>I'd like to know what exactly you mean by "768 Virtual
RAM". Do you mean
>that your paging file is 768MB? Please clarify.
>Also- maybe you could elaborate on where you are seeing
the Store using
>memory "until the Virtual Memory is out." Again, are you
referring to the
>paging file usage?
>When talking about Windows 2000 Virtual Memory, hopefully
>that it actually is not related to physical or paging
memory at all. So,
>I'd like to know exactly what Performance Monitor
counters you are viewing
>to come to your conclusions.
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>> The information store memory usage grows slowly until
>> server gets a lot of requests at once. Then is starts
>> using Memory like crazy (as quick as 5mins) until the
>> Virtual Memory is out. The store stops responding at
>> point and will not answer requests. I cannot get the
>> to stop at this point. It requires a restart to get
>> exchange back.
>> The server is an Exchange 2000 SP3, PIII 1Ghz, 512 RAM,
>> 768 Virtual RAM. My current workaround is to restart the
>> Information Store before it runs out of VM. I have read
>> the previous posts about Exchange 2000 and Memory usage
>> this seems to be a different issue.
>> Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Jake