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Partition resizing

Hi,

I have a problem of space on C:\ on the exchange server. Basically server has 3 primary partitions as the below.

C:\ - OS (Primary Partition - 70GB)
D:\ - Exchange 2010 database files (Primary Partition - 200GB)
E:\  - Exchange 2010 log files (Primary Partition - 200GB)

Recently I have realised that C:\ drive only has free space of 2GB and when I investigated the problem I have understand that the size of page.sys file is about 35GB. I have ample free space on both D: and E: drives. Now my question is, can I shrink E: drive and when I do so can I extend the C: drive after? Would this be affected the functioning of Exchange server in some way?

Thanks in advance.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Hi Simon,

Thanks for your reply. Is there any real advantage to have the page file in OS partition?

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Hi,

Thanks for all of your replies. All C:, D: and E: partitions are on a RAID 5 array built with 3 SAS drives. So according to seth2740, I believe the shrink and extend is not a possibility at all and it seems to be the only solutions are limit the pagefile or move it to E: drive, is that correct?

Also will the server get slower response if I moved the page file to E: drive as it is in the same RAID 5 array?

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David Johnson, CD

The seek times will still be huge, use the Microsoft debugger xperf to confirm.  These increases in seek times may not be a problem, just something to consider.
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Thanks everyone