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pagefile and disk space monitoring on server 2012

I have had a server crash recently because of the disk space. Here is what I have: a Hyper-V 2012 server with 1 win 2012 image physical disk is 500GB server uses 800GB It was OK for half a year but ...
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Page file size windows 2008 R2

We are deploying physical windows servers (460c/Gen8/128GB RAM/300GB HDD) if I implement the page file, following the best practice of 1.5 times the ram, its going to take up the complete disk almost, ...
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On a system with 64GB mem the Linux Buffer run full while copying with dd to dev null and io stops till manual drop_caches

I am running a server with linux software raid 10. It is a dual CPU system with 64GB Ram. 2x16GB dimms related to each of the CPUs. I want to use dd to backup kvm virtual machines and run into a ...
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Monitoring and reporting on page faults to determine memory issues

I'm in the process of configuring a performance monitor(s) against all servers in my domain. I'm using WhatsUp Gold 16.2 to send an alert when we reach certain thresholds. I recently read an article ...
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Downside with moving pagefile to different drive

I've been tasked with managing an old Windows 2003 server which will be decommissioned later this year. I just need to keep the server up and running long enough. The space on the server is running ...
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4x PCI-E interface w/SSD

Windows Server 2003 64bit/32GB Ram/78GB HDD I would like to store my server page files on a PCIe SSD in the 4xPCIe slot on my server. The server is a transaction server with high memory requirement ...
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What is System Code Total Bytes

I am trying to use perfmon, and according to MSDN, the "System Code Total Bytes" counter ... Shows the size, in bytes, of pageable operating system code currently in virtual memory. It is a ...
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Can the paged pool memory limit can be increased?

We have a windows server 2003 R2 machine, 4GB RAM, 32 bit. The paged pool limit is set to 354 MB. We have been having crashes twice in the last month and it is due to event ID : 2020 - The server was ...
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Windows Pagefile placement

Is it possible to reserve a desired region of a given hard disk drive for placement of the pagefile.sys before enabling the page file on that drive?
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Disabling Server 2003 Wonderware App Server Page File on VMware

There are so many threads on whether you should mess with the page file or not. This scenario describes a unique circumstance that is real world in my production enviornment. The conclusion I've ...
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Clear page file without reboot on Windows Server 2003

Known Problem: Application uses page file but has a memory leak. Of course getting rid of the memory leak would be ideal but as this is an application that is specific to our company and built for us ...
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hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys… rebuilt on boot?

I need to take an image of a drive. I'm working from a bootable CD, so I have the option to decruft before taking the image. The Windows installation on the drive has both hyberfil.sys and ...
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Pagefile.sys sizing

We have a 3 node Hyper-V cluster with each server having 96GB RAM and 2 73GB disks in a RAID 1 for the host machine OS (2008 R2). The last thing we want to happen is for the host to expand the ...
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Setting up a Pagefile and Partition in Server 2008

I am setting up 18 new machines for our company, and I have instructions from my new boss on setting up a Pagefile and Partition. I have looked at their existing machines to base the new setups off ...
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Apache is not using SWAP and it's reporting page allocation failure

Check the logs: httpd: page allocation failure. order:4, mode:0xd0 Call Trace: [<ffffffff8000f696>] __alloc_pages+0x2ef/0x308 [<ffffffff80017a40>] cache_grow+0x139/0x3c7 ...
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Why is Windows writing to Page File when I have 4GB of free memory? [closed]

I have 8GB of memory on my machine, running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I put my laptop to sleep and then woke it up. As it was coming back to life I noticed a lot of activity reads and writes from/to the ...
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High paging file usage, plenty of RAM available

I've got 2 servers running Citrix Presentation Server 4.5.5 on Windows Server 2003 x32 Enterprise Edition SP2 (pae enabled). Once all the users are logged in for the day, the system starts throwing ...
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Performance gains of putting Windows pagefile on separate partition (same disk)?

I am making a drive image that will be deployed to several computers, and I'm tweaking it for performance. It is a Windows XP image. Considering there is only one hard drive, will the machine gain ...
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Safe way to move Pagefile.sys SBS 2008

I would like to move my pagefile.sys from my c: to my d: on SBS 2008 what is the best way for me to do this
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Enable page file on VPS controlled system

I just got a Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit Virtual Private Server (VPS) and found out that the page file was disabled completely. This give me some memory problems where application quit unexpectedly ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - RAM = 128GB, PageFile = 192GB?

Is there a definitive guide for PageFile size on the latest 64-bit servers with large amounts of RAM? I've seen conflicting recommendations, and am wondering if the latest releases have changed the ...
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Hyper-V Core: Dedicate SSD for pagefiles

I want to move pagefile.sys from C: -HDD- to S: -SSD- on Hyper-V Core. I just upgraded RAM from 8GB to 16GB. 8GB was pretty enough. I also want to move guest OSes' pagefiles to SSD as .VHD format. ...
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Reducing Virtual memory Page File Size on Windows 7

I've upgraded my PC to 16GB RAM and I've noticed the page file is at 16GB as well. Since I decided to go SSD, hard drive space is a bit limited so I would like to try and claim some of that 16GB back. ...
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Pagefile system managed size not sticking

anyone ever issue where changing the page file setting to system managed doesnt stick. i change it, click ok, go back in, and its back to the defined values?? tried rebooting, same issue. working ...
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Page files and dump files and D: drives on Windows Server 2008

I have a Windows 2008 server with 7.5 GB of RAM and I want to get complete crash dumps off it. I started by moving the page file mostly off the C: drive - I left a small 64-MB page file on the C: ...
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Using a RAID 0 partition for a swap file

I am configuring RAID arrays for a HP Proliant server running Windows Server 2008. We will probably use RAID10 configurations, but split it to several logical drives. Is it reasonable to create a ...
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How much to increase page file value for SQL Server 2008 R2 Full Text Search Engine

SQL Server 2008 R2 Full-text search engine (FTS) is taking up too much resource (I/O & Memory) in my production server. (migrated from SQL server 2005). I have been reading up on SQL Server FTS ...
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Windows Server Ignoring Page File Settings?

I've been having some issues over the past few days with our WSUS server eating 100% CPU usage. We don't have many clients (maybe 30 or so at most), so that's not the issue (Not to mention that this ...
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Can the page file in Windows Web Server 2008 be placed on a USB memory stick?

I would like to run the page file off a 512 MB USB memory stick. This is possible with Vista and 7. But on Windows Web Server 2008 I cannot see the USB stick in the drive listing for page files. Is ...
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Windows pagefile location issue

I am using Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. I heard it is better to store page file on the same disk as OS (normally disk C), is that correct? If so, any document about this point? thanks in advance, ...
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Pagefile size on a server with tons of RAM

We have a database server that we're upgrading to 64GB of RAM, but currently it only has small SCSI drives - totaling just over 400GB (192GB after mirroring). Our database is relatively small, but ...
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Stop windows paging vmware

I have a couple of vm's running on windows server 2008 and since they are set up to build work project at 3am it seems the memory they use is getting paged to disk and taking for ever to start up when ...
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Change Page File via registry, WinXP

I'm trying to run a script to move users page files from C: to D: (if they don't have enough space) I've figured out how to do it by modifying ...
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How do I tell if my Windows server is swapping?

I'm using Process Explorer to monitor my windows server while it reconstructs some data. It's primarily a CPU intensive process, but I want to make sure it's not swapping. How can I tell if it is ...
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Set pagefile to be automaticly manged by windows in group policy

We have a 2003 domain, and i need to set the page file to managed by the system ( For some reason it has a manual size set ). I was wondering where i find the group policy in active directory to do ...
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PageFile Question

On a Windows 2003 Server - we have a page file of 1GB at the moment. I don't really know a lot about pagefiles, what is the minimum size, what are they used for? How small can I make it? The system ...
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Windows swap file: why do I have a 3GB swap file when I have 8GB RAM?

Here is my system info: I built a DIY system with the expectation that there wouldn't be any need for a swap file, yet there it is, 3340MB. Can anyone explain this? Is it really anything I ...
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Set Windows pagefile size in answer file?

Is it possible to set the Windows pagefile size in an answer file? The Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) Unattended Windows Setup Reference shows that the pagefile for the windowsPE pass of ...
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System drive on SSD; pagefile to its own drive?

I am using an Intel X25-E SSD for the system drive of a Windows Server 2008 R2 server with 16 GB RAM. Would it be good practice to move the pagefile to its own drive? If so, for the pagefile drive, ...
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Swap file fragmentation: fact or fiction?

This is about Windows, but I'm sure it applies to other OS as well. I've heard people say that if you want better performance, you should avoid swap file fragmentation. To do this, you can either ...
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Use an SD Card for your Page File - Windows 7 [closed]

I am using Windows 7 RC and wanted to know if it was possible to use an SD card ( I have a slot for it in my laptop) to hold the page file. When I try to change my virtual memory settings, it ...
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Windows XP page file on laptop second SSD drive

I saw a question on moving hyberfile.sys to a different drive from the boot partition, which I was considering as I have an SSD as the second drive in one of my laptops. All the answers say you can't ...
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What exactly does “system managed size” mean for a Windows pagefile?

Windows has a "system managed size" option for pagefile size, which seems to lack precise documentation. What exactly does Windows do when you choose this? Does it simply select default min and max ...
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Move and Change Pagefile.sys size on Windows Server 2008

Does anyone know how to move the page file on Windows Server 2008. Everything seems to be in a different spot on this OS! Also, I would like to tweak it's size. If you know where that is (probably ...
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swap partition vs file for performance?

What is better for performance? A partition closer to the inside of the disk will have slower access times, and we must wait for the drive to switch between the OS and swap partitions. On the other ...
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Any benefit or detriment from removing a pagefile on an 8GB RAM machine?

I'm running Windows 7 on a dual core, x64 AMD with 8GB RAM. Do I even need a pagefile? Will removing it help or hurt performance? Would it make a difference if this is a server or a desktop? Does ...
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Virtual memory in virtualized machines (Swap File in VM?)

What are the opinions on allowing virtual memory inside a virtual machine? For example, a host machine w/8 Gig of memory, I could run 4 VMs each w/2 Gig (roughly) and there would be no host ...