Optimum page file size for windows server 2003

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by RossB, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. RossB

    RossB Guest

    What is the optimum page file size for windows server 2003. As RAM size
    increases, is it really necessary to increase the pagefile size to match. It
    used to be the case that MS recommended 1*RAM for pagefile size, but is it
    really necessary to have an 8GB pagefile on a server with 8GB RAM, would this
    not place an excessive load on the disks and waste a lot of disk space. What
    is the discussion groups thoughts on this?
     
    RossB, Sep 19, 2007
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  2. Floris van Haaster, Sep 19, 2007
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  3. RossB

    Mark Guest

    Personally I was under the impression that 2.5 GB was the max - beyond that
    you had nothing but waste... I could be wrong.
     
    Mark, Sep 19, 2007
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  4. RossB

    Mark Guest

    Mark, Sep 19, 2007
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  5. RossB

    RossB Guest

    I like that article, it provides perfmon counters for working out the most
    efficient page file size. They are

    Memory: pages input/sec 10(if more put pagefile on separate drive), more
    than 60, use multi disc page file.
    Paging File\\% Usage No more than 70 percent
    Paging File\\% Usage Peak No more than 70 percent

    Essentially, this implies you should aim for page file usage well below 70
    percent. If % usage figure is very small, you are wasting hard disk space.
     
    RossB, Sep 19, 2007
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