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Page File size for Win2K Server

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drdoug26

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Hi all,

Whats the recommended sizes for a paging file on Win2k Server? I've got 786 MB's of ram and my paging file is on a seperate partition thats 2.5 gigs in size. (last one on the disk)

Its currently 384 min & 768 max. (total use is 563)

Reason I ask is that I've got a few warnings that I was low on virtual memory and a resizing was underway.

Thanks

Doug
 

Perris Calderon

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doug...your setttings are way too low even for normal use.

the initial minimum should be no less then 1.5 ram....there is no penalty for a pf too big, so experimenting with less then 1.5 is nothing but counterproductive

there is huge penalty for a pf too small, so don't even experiment with anything smaller then micrsofts suggested absolute minimum.

there is also no penalty for setting a humongous maximum, since the pf will only increase to need...it does not increase to availability, in other words, if you set the maximum to 4096, the pf will not grow anymore then if you set the maximum to 2 gigs...same expansion, no matter how big, however if you have not enough room for expansion, then xp will be forced into using alternative backing stores...this will result unneccessary fragmentation, and less efficient use of memory

what you want, is your peak commit charge to always be lower then your minimum commit limit...so, on your bussiest day, add some headroom to the peak...this would be if you don't anticipate further memory use then what you are using currently...regardless of this number, don't goe lower then 1.5 ram for your server, as that is just a flirt with bad performance, even if you are correct in your assessment of memory useage

once you do ncrease the pagegile size, defrag the pf with a professional defrag utiliy like perfect disc, or this free pagefile deffrag program...
 
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drdoug26

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Thanks Dealer!

Wow, that was a quick reply. I'll make the changes.

Doug

PS: I love your XP Tweaking thread!
 

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