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SSIS package runs very slow on SQL 2008 R2 server, runs very quickly on virtual XP machine

Posted By:      Posted Date: December 04, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

Hi All,

I've been troubleshooting this issue on and off for a few weeks now.  I've scoured these forums and looked through sqlis.com, but I'm just about out of ideas.  Here's what's happening.

I have a *very* simple integration services package I developed on a  virtual Windows XP machine running on my workstation.  The package uses a script task to simulate a one-row source with four columns (int, char(64), varchar(512) and char(2)) and then passes that off to a fuzzy lookup.  The fuzzy lookup is running against a table of only about 6,000 rows.  The package then inserts the results into a table and exits.

When I run this from my virtual XP machine, it completes in 1-2 seconds.

When I execute this on the server (either as a job or through DTExec) it takes 14-18 seconds.  The server stores the package in MSDB and is also the location where the fuzzy lookup happens.

I've tried using the 32-bit runtime, creating 32- and 64-bit aliases to the server, changing the name of the server from the name to the IP address and port, stopping/restarting SQL Agent and SSIS Services... none of this seems to change the execution time.

The one thing I've found is that if I enable package logging on the logging tab of the job, using the SSIS Log Provider for SQL Server and pointing it to the same connection st

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