pagefile has grown, will it shrink?
Posted on 2011-09-18
Windows Server 2008 R2 64 with 24gb's of memory (developers requested that much). The C: drive where windows is installed has 40gb's of space and all apps, data is elsewhere.
We were running some intensive scripts at the command line, over 8 hours to run, and the page file grew until it was almost 20gb's.
Will it shrink back on it's own or do I need to do something with it? It's only a problem because the alerts keep popping up that the drive is out of space. Otherwise the server is working just fine but clearly a pagefile that big is not normal.