big ram, big disk, big swap file?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by totoro, May 12, 2009.

  1. totoro

    totoro Guest

    ram is cheap, hard drives are spacious, how big should I set my swap file to
    be?
    old rule was 1.5 x amount of ram but I have insane amounts of ram now, that
    cannot hold true now, can it?

    QUESTION: assuming I have more than enough disk space:

    if my Windows Server 2003 Enterprise R2 SP2 has 32 gigabytes of ram, how big
    a swap file does it need, it runs SQL server

    if my Windows Server 2003 Enterprise R2 SP2 has 12 gigabytes of ram, how big
    a swap file does it need, its an app server

    any input is welcomed, thanks in advance!
     
    totoro, May 12, 2009
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  2. Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], May 12, 2009
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