paging file using up c: ? server 2008 r2
Posted on 2012-04-09
I inherited a windows server 2008 R2. It has 18GB of Ram.
There are several Drives. C:, D:, E:, F:, and G:
This server has MS SQL 2008 and runs several different instances.
The C:\ drive is 68GB and is full or near full. The folders on this drive only add up to about 40 GB of used space. I was thinking maybe the paging file was using the remainder. [RAM is nearly used up @ 16GB]
I need to free this space. However when I checked the paging file settings they are a bit screwy.
C:\ has a custom size of 1024-1024
And E:\ has a custom size of 18000- 18000
I have never seen two separate paging files on two separate drives.
Also Perf mon shows that pagefile % Usage is 0 for both C:\ and E:\.
Also I was always taught that the paging file should be 1.5 times the total memory. In this case 27648 MB.
Can I just set a custom paging file of 27648 27648 on E:\ without any adverse effects on SQL 2008?
And is that all there is to it?