Is paging file required for the kernel memory dmp file?

Is paging file has anything to do with a kernel memory.dmp file?  Either minidump or complete dump?  We have a lot of servers with Memory Dump enabled but no Paging File.  Not set.  Would it produce any dump if no paging file set?
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Tiras25Asked:
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TMekeelCommented:
I'm pretty sure you need the pagefile to do the dump, or a statically assigned dumpfile in the registry.  No pagefile means there is nothing for RAM to be written to on a hard crash.
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Tiras25Author Commented:
OK so even if the dump set it will not be able to create because no Paging file.
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TMekeelCommented:
That is the way I've always understood it to work.  You can however set a dumpfile, which will not be used for paging, so your queries remain fast and you can still get dumps.
This is done via registry entries/keys.

See here:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ntdebugging/archive/2010/04/02/how-to-use-the-dedicateddumpfile-registry-value-to-overcome-space-limitations-on-the-system-drive-when-capturing-a-system-memory-dump.aspx
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
By default a page file is required on boot drive (C:) to ensure dumps can be created.
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Tiras25Author Commented:
I will try the suggestion above.   It seems working.
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rindiCommented:
A small pagefile (256MB should be enough, at least for minidumps) on the system drive is required for the minidump to get created. The important thing is that it has to be on the system drive (where windows s installed). You should have larger pagefiles on other partitions though, as otherwise your servers won't run optimally.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
2 GB is recommended.
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rindiCommented:
No. You only need 256MB, at least for minidumps. There is no need for full memory dumps. They just waste space and are of no additional use, except maybe for those who built the OS (m$).
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Pramod UbheCommented:
yes, min. 200MB page file is needed on C: drive to write dmp file. Rest of the page file can be configured on other drives which is also a recommended practice.
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Tiras25Author Commented:
I read Microsoft recommends a min of 2MB for the mini-dumps. Each mini-dump will be 64KB in size.   Can I just put a 16mb for test?
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rindiCommented:
The size differs between 32 and 64 bit systems. As 256mb is a tiny pagefile that doesn't make much difference on the overall space used when, I always select a 256MB size. But you can try whatever you want.
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