|Managing Metadata Server Performance|
The SAS Metadata Server holds all queried and updated metadata in memory. Therefore, to avoid excessive paging, the amount of RAM on the server should exceed the amount of metadata.
To ensure that sufficient memory is available on Windows and UNIX systems, set a MEMSIZE value in the start server command that allows the operating system to set the memory limits on the server. This can be accomplished by setting a value of 0 (zero), MIN, or MAX. For details, see Options for the Metadata Server Invocation Command.