SQL Server Performance

Cache Tables

Discussion in 'General DBA Questions' started by ks9072, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. ks9072 New Member

    How To Cache Table in SQL2000
  2. satya Moderator

    You can refer to DBCC PINTABLE, although itcan provide performance improvements, it must be used with care.

    If a large table is pinned, it can start using a large portion of the buffer cache and not leave enough cache to service the other tables in the system adequately. If a table larger than the buffer cache is pinned, it can fill the entire buffer cache.

    And permissions are default to SYSADMIN group.


    Satya SKJ
  3. bradmcgehee New Member

    Can you tell us a little about why you want to cache a table?


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  4. royv New Member

    The reason why Brad is asking this is DBCC PINTABLE does not help a whole lot, at least in my opinion. And the room for error is so great that it really is not worth it. Perhaps your problem might stem from a source that has another solution besides permanently caching the table in memory.


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