Page File too low to generate crash dump?
Posted on 2014-09-16
Hey everyone, I have interesting issue here that I'm hoping you can help with. I currently have a server running WS 2008 R2 SP1 with 130 GB of memory installed. I have the crash settings configured to capture a kernel dump followed by a reboot. Recently, the server crashed and no dump was generated, I can see in the event logs when the crash occurred but there is no reference to the dump / why it may not have generated.
The ONLY thing I can think of here is that the PF may not be large enough to accommodate the dump, as it is currently set to ~8 GB. However, I could see that being more of an issue if it were set to get a full dump instead of a kernel.
Any thoughts on this and whether it might be the issue? Alternatively, is there anything I can check (without having to crash the server) to see that things are configured correctly under the covers?
Thanks in advance