Our IT Manager has brought up a situation where it looks like we have about 5000+ sleeping connections from the Crawl Server to our SQL Server. This seems like quite a bit and it's been slowly creeping up since our database server reboot a few weeks ago, after the machine was patched. So even if we reboot it looks like the connections will come back.
We are running SharePoint 2010 with the Search Service installed, the connections are all coming from the Crawler Server (we split up our Search Service to a few machines to separate the Crawler and Query services).
Anyone else seen this?