Server 2003 swap file size

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Richards, Jan 24, 2005.

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    Richards Guest

    Is it possible to increase the swap file size to greater than 4 GB?
    Richards, Jan 24, 2005
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    Todd J Heron Guest

    Not if the max physical memory is only 4GB.
    Todd J Heron, Jan 24, 2005
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    Allen Firouz Guest

    Allen Firouz, Jan 24, 2005
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    Richards Guest

    Allen, Todd,

    I'm testing with Server 2003 Standard Edition now, but plan on testing my
    app with the Enterprise Edition shortly. My machine has 6 GB of ram and I
    planned on using the /3GB and /PAE switches.

    Should I use the /4GT switch instead of the /3GB switch, and can I increase
    my swap file to say, 6 gb then?
    Richards, Jan 24, 2005
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    Richards Guest

    Oops, 4GT is the technology, /3GB is the switch, okay.

    Can I increase my swap file size to 6 GB with 6 GB of ram and /PAE?
    Richards, Jan 24, 2005
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    Allen Firouz Guest


    Using the switch, you can increase the Swap file size for your applications.
    This decreases the amount of Swap memory allocated for the OS. 4GT used in
    conjunction with the PAE X86 parameters will give your Windows server more
    access to Swap memory. One note of caution... the larger the Swap file size,
    the more fragmentation you will have in a shorter period of time, so be
    diligent about managing your hard disks.

    -Allen Firouz
    Allen Firouz, Jan 24, 2005
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