FIX: Memory leak occurs during Process Update on a dimension in SSAS 2008 R2

Applies to: SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2SQL Server 2008 R2 DeveloperSQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

Symptoms


Assume that you have applied Cumulative Update 7 (CU7) or later versions for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 (SP2). When you perform a Process Update operation on a dimension in SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), the Memory Usage KB and Cleaner Memory non-shrinkable KB counters keep increasing and not being released. In this situation, memory leak occurs.

Cause


The issue occurs because there is a regression in SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 CU7 which causes memory leak in Process Update.

Resolution


The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server.

Cumulative Update 13 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.