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Fixed Paging File

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1. How do I calculate the paging file?

2. How do i have a fixed paging file?

3. How do I move my paging file to a different drive or partition?

I am told that for performance, its better to have the paging file on a different drive or partition on the server, rather than having it on the C drive where the OS resides. Is this correct?
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Here is a good article on optimizing your page file:

http://www.petri.co.il/pagefile_optimization.htm

It suggests keeping a small page file on your system drive and keeping the main page file on a non-system drive.

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My standard recommendation:
Unless you have a very specific need, and you understand what you are doing, you should leave the pagefile on default settings.

There are no real benefits with a fixed pagefile on a modern OS. The drawback of a fixed pagefile, unless you make it much larger than is required for normal usage, is that it will be too small for exceptional situations.

Moving the pagefile off the system drive is beneficial only if it is moved to a separate physical drive, NOT a separate partition. A pagefile on a separate partition will impair performance.

Pagefile optimization will only make a real difference if it is currently a performance bottleneck. It usually isn't. On most cases attempts to optimize the pagefile are wasted effort.
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Hi Bob, I am requesting this for Windows 2003 Server. Can I use the same tools for the defrag that you mentioned for XP on a WIN 2K3?

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Yes, it says it is compatible with Windows 2003 Server - 32bit only.

Bob.

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guys, so what is the exact calculation for a fixed paging file?
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