NT page files


(system) #1
Thanks for the page file help. Everything appears to be running well
without any crashdump problems. I set a page file on each logical
drive that add up to NT's recomended page file size. As it turns out,
the page files just needed to be re-created.

Thanks for the help!

Erik Smalley
IT Manager
Milford Enterprises Inc.

(system) #2
The crashdump was fixed this morning. I increased the size of the
page files on both C: and E: drive. Now the question is, do I need a
page file on both logical drives? Also, should each drive have a
268MB page file or should they add up to 268MB? We have 256MB RAM in
the box and NT recommends a 268MB page file.

Other info:
Vantage is on E:, Server has four drives and each logical is
mirrored across two drives.

Thanks for the help!

Erik Smalley
IT Manager
Milford Enterprises Inc.

(system) #3
You need a minimum pagefile size equal to the amount of RAM on your system
partition to accommodate crash dump. Therefore you should have a minimum
pagefile size of 256MB on your C drive. I would avoid putting a pagefile on
a RAID as it adversely affects performance. This is documented in a MS
knowledge base article. I do not have the document number but if you search
that KB for pagefile you will find it.

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Subject: [Vantage] NT page files


The crashdump was fixed this morning. I increased the size of the
page files on both C: and E: drive. Now the question is, do I need a
page file on both logical drives? Also, should each drive have a
268MB page file or should they add up to 268MB? We have 256MB RAM in
the box and NT recommends a 268MB page file.

Other info:
Vantage is on E:, Server has four drives and each logical is
mirrored across two drives.

Thanks for the help!

Erik Smalley
IT Manager
Milford Enterprises Inc.
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(system) #4
Erik,

Pagefile's work like multible disks. As long as c: and e: aren't the same
physical disk you can speed the system by spanning the pagefiles across
drives the same as a raid 5 setup. For a little bit better system
performance.

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The crashdump was fixed this morning. I increased the size of the
page files on both C: and E: drive. Now the question is, do I need a
page file on both logical drives? Also, should each drive have a
268MB page file or should they add up to 268MB? We have 256MB RAM in
the box and NT recommends a 268MB page file.

Other info:
Vantage is on E:, Server has four drives and each logical is
mirrored across two drives.

Thanks for the help!

Erik Smalley
IT Manager
Milford Enterprises Inc.

(system) #5
Another point to the crash dump file. I experienced a similar problem. I've 3 drives in my server. C: drive containes nothing but the operating system. Neither of the other 2 drives has a paging file. C: drive handles it all. What I discovered is that I had activated a logging sequence while troubleshooting another problem. Much to my surprise this log had grown in a short period of time (3-4 weeks) and consumed a huge part of my C: drive with useless data and constricted my paging file. After deleting the log itself and turning off the logging sequence no more troubles. If I ever see the page dump again the first thing I'll check is for that.

Shirley Graver
Sys Admin
Rubber Associates Inc