What are the ramifications of moving my page file off of the OS drive and onto another (D:) drive server 2008 SP2 Virtual Machine

Posted on 2014-08-06
Last Modified: 2014-08-12
I have a server running 2008 SP2 and is a virtual machine (VMware) that has low disk space on the C: drive (OS).  Getting additional space allocated is not an option.  10GB are being taken up by the pagefile.  I'd like to move the pagefile to the D: drive which has plenty of free space and can be expanded as needed.  Both the C & D drives are VMDK drives.

Should i do this?  what are the positive and negative ramifications of doing this?  I know how to move the pagefile to another drive.  If i do move it, should i leave it as system managed on the D: drive?

I read a lot about the dump file for BSOD.  If i want to capture this what should i do?

Any input would be greatfully appreciated.
Question by:Conrad_Bel
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    You don't need a complete dump. A minidump or small memory dump is all you need. The large dumps don't show any additional data that would be of any use.

    What I always do is to create a small pagefile on the OS partition (256MB), and the main pagefile on another partition I let the system manage.

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    This is a production server though. So there's no need to make any registry changes to point the dump file on another drive ?
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