page file size and location
Posted on 2004-04-05
I am running ntserver 4 with the following disk structure:
1st physical disk; 2 gig partition for O/S, extended partition on this disk is logical drive of 38 gig for apps and data.
2nd physical disk; logical drive of 80 gigs (nothing on here, just used for backups and storage)
I went from 512 Megs of RAM to 1000. My page file is now to small (512 to 562 max). Microsoft recommends putting your page file to a separate disk (or at least a different partition than your system partition) and leaving the original on the system partition for memory dumps. As it stands now, I have a notification in event viewer that my crash dump is disabled due to memory size.
If I understand the recommendations, I should have a page file equal to one and a half times my physical memory. Obviously, I can’t do that on the system partition. So, I’m trying to determine the best way to create my page files; should I increase the one on my system partition? Put one the data partition? Put one on the second disk? How do I determine the initial size and the maximum size for each?