How to take Memory Dump for a machine running well

Is there a way to take memory dump for a physical/Virtual machine that running well?
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MuraliAsked:
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Do you mean without rebooting or crashing?

There was/is a way to do this but it isn't without crashing/rebooting: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244139

What are you trying to achieve?
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
you can use Dr Watson to create a dump file on a working machine..

To generate a memory dump file using Dr.Watson:
Register Dr.Watson as the default debugger in the operating system:

Go to Start > Run > type drwtsn32 -i and press Enter.

Check that the program has been successfully registered as the default debugger and click OK.

Configure Dr.Watson:

Go to Start > Run > type drwtsn32 and press Enter to start Dr.Watson.

Select a folder for saving log file in the Log File Path field, e.g. ¿:\drwtsn.

Select the same folder in the Crash Dump field.

Select Full in the Crash Dump Type section.

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Click OK.

Reproduce the issue.

Check that the full dump file has been successfully generated.
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MuraliAuthor Commented:
Is there a way to generate memory dump with out crashing the machine?? We have strange issue with WIndows 2003 server going hung with no information recorded in Event Viewer!!
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MuraliAuthor Commented:
@DirkMare, is this a MS tool? I need a authorized tool to run corporate environment.
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Yes it is, Dr Watson is probably already installed on your Server by default.

Go to Run and type..
drwtsn32

Dr Watson should open.
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SandyCommented:
If Linux use kdump
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ded9Commented:
Upload minidump here for analysis

C:\Windows\minidump




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