The OLE DB provider "VFPOLEDB" for linked server "XXXXXX" reported an error. The provider ran out of memory

  • Hello all,

    I'm having an issue with a FoxPro linked server throwing this error and wondered if anyone has any insight into what happened. The linked server worked fine up until sometime last night. I came into work this morning and found this error in a lot of emails and error logs.

    I did find and read this article "SQL Server Memory Configuration, Determining MemToLeave Settings".

    I ran the query in the article and have the following results from it. It seems to me like I still have plenty of free space.

    Total avail mem, KBMax free size, KB


    Is there any way of fixing this error without rebooting the cluster?

    I just recently started managing the applications that use this as well as the server so any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • The OLEDB provider has a memory leak, hence the error will occur after repeated executions. See for the hotfix

    SQL = Scarcely Qualifies as a Language

  • Thank you for the response. I'm going to look into applying the patch for this and hopefully have this fixed.

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