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out-lineoutput : Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown.


After PAL was run aprox. 40 minutes I got next error:
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WARNING: Please post errors or problems with this tool to the PAL web site located at with the
following error message and a brief description of what you were trying to do. Thank you.
out-lineoutput : Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown.
+ CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [out-lineoutput], OutOfMemoryException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.OutOfMemoryException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.OutLineOutputCommand
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Probably because of a lot of previous errors? :
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The variable '$SeriesOfCounterValues' cannot be retrieved because it has not been set.
+ CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (SeriesOfCounterValues:Token) [], RuntimeException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : VariableIsUndefined
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You can find more technical details about my computer (where PAL was run) in attached file (MsInfo32.7z) and input data for PAL in next file (PAL_MS-SQL-Server_2005-2008_00002.7z):

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Closed Oct 3, 2013 at 7:08 PM by ClintH


ClintH wrote Nov 28, 2012 at 5:35 AM

When working with counter logs with a lot of counters and data, PAL might require a lot of memory to process it. Based on the error, it sounds like you are running the 32-bit version of PAL. 32-bit applications are limited to 2 GB of virtual memory by default and its likely that PAL needs more then 2 GB of memory. The only way to resolve this is to use a smaller log file with less counters in it or use the 64-bit version of PAL on 64-bit Windows or Windows Server. 64-bit applications have 8 TB of virtual address space allowing them to take advantage of more RAM.

kurlati wrote Jan 24, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Is there a way to estimate the amount of RAM needed for a 1GB log file with the System Overview template? Or a way to estimate the amount of RAM by providing the # of counters and time being monitored?

ClintH wrote Jan 24, 2013 at 6:55 PM

I haven't done that kind of monitoring or testing of the tool to know. Please understand that it is just me and I do this work during my free time. The variable that you have to consider is the number of counter instances in the long - not necessarily the size. Also, I remove any unnecessary data from the log as well making a 1 GB log file to only 200 MB in some cases. If you come up with some rough numbers, then that would be helpful. I suggest monitoring the amount of available memory (\Memory\Available MBytes) on the system before and during processing. Available memory is also displayed in Task Manager under the Performance tab.

wrote Feb 22, 2013 at 1:46 AM

wrote Oct 3, 2013 at 7:08 PM