windows server 2008 complete memory dump configuration doubt !!

I have VM server running windows 2008 R2 , configured with 6 GB of RAM ,Page file automatic system managed .

Can someone please let me know how much disk space i need for generating complete memory dump .

I found many MS article but disk space requirement not mention. someone told me ,It should be 1.5  times larger then ram size ?

Please tell me exact how much space i need to system partition , I have 10 GB of free space .
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Mal OsborneAlpha GeekCommented:
1. A full memory dump is pretty rare these days; in most cases a minidump is enough to diagnose problems.
2. A full dump requires a paging file on the system drive a little larger than the memory.
3. The dump file itself will also be a tiny bit larger than total RAM.

Thus, if you have 6Gb of RAM, you will need a paging file of 6.1Gb, and will get a dump of 6.1Gb when a BSOD happens.
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JohnnyAuthor Commented:
Expert Commentby:Malmensa :

Thanks for your reply .. So i need to configure the manual paging size 6.1 GB ...

for the Dump file .. will it take 1.5 times of RAM size  for disk space ?
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JohnnyAuthor Commented:
Expert Commentby:Malmensa :

Thanks for your reply .. So i need to configure the manual paging size 6.1 GB ...

for the Dump file .. will it take 1.5 times of RAM size  for disk space ?

Also in case of low space on C;\ drive we can modify the dump location to some other drive like D:\  ...  ?
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