Server 2012R2 Page File Size
Posted on 2013-12-18
I have seen a lot of articles and a lot of talk about this, but nothing that seems like it is a definitive answer.
How big should the page file be on a server with a decent amount of RAM. Lets say 32GB for example.
Some say it should be 32GB x 1.5
Some say it should be 32GB + 256MB
Some say it should be 4-6 GB
Some say let Windows manage it (Not an option)
There are also articles stating there is a MAXIMUM page file size, although it does not appear that Windows restricts this.
Is there an official answer? Is there a best practice for 2012 R2? Up until now we have all been going with the same that was recommended by MS, 1.5 times the RAM size.