Page file size for SAP.
Posted on 2002-07-24
Sorry don't know SAP version, it's the customers server. Windows 2000 with 4GB ram and 4.5GB page file.
SAP have recommended increasing to 16GB swap after their monthly performance monitoring.
Microsoft say you should have each page file on a seperate hard disk so this means buying 4 more disks plus an enclosure to put them in since windows max page file is 4GB.
Why does having this much swap improve SAP's speed when normally Windows won't use more swap than RAM plus 25%.
In the SAP environment is it still important to have the 4 swap files on seperate spindles or can they get the required performance by putting all 4 swap files on a single partitioned disk drive?