Exchange 2007 Physical Memory and Page File usage Question
Posted on 2008-10-13
Hey everyone, here's a quick question that I just want to bounce off a few other people that deal with Exchange and may have more experience with it then I do.
Here's the ingredient list:
Server 2003 Standard x64
8GB of RAM
10,000 RPM drives for both the OS and the DB stores
Exchange Server 2007 Standard
Symantec Information Foundation Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange (Aka Mail Security for Exchange)
113 Mailboxes (of which 10 people use Exchange, and ~10 people use POP3, and the rest just sort of sit there never really being used...sigh)
Okay, here's my issue / question. When checking Task Manager I see my Physical Memory just decimated. In fact we just did a upgrade from 4GB to 8GB's because we were checking and seeing Available Physical Memory at about 80MB. After the 8GB upgrade we still see it get low, but it doesn't seem to get much lower then 500MB. Which I agree with a lot of people when they say, "You put all that RAM in there, don't you want it to use it?" and sure, I don't mind if Exchange is just a hungry little piggy, but I start to worry when I see the Page file at 9GB.
Is this still in check? Or might this be excessive memory usage?