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Moving the Windows Page File

By dgreen ·
I have a Compaq ML530 with two 1Ghz processors and 2GB of RAM which acts as an application/database server. The page file on the boot partition has grown to 2.3GB but there is only 120MB free. On the second partition which has the data and applications, there is 31GB free. Can I move the page file to the second partition or can I reduce the size of the page file on the boot partition and create a second page file on the other partition forcing Windows NT 4 to use the second file?

Any ideas?

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by Bughunter In reply to Moving the Windows Page F ...

Yes you can move the page file;

1. Control Panel, double-click System.
2. Click Virtual Memory.
3. Set the Initial Size (MB) and Maximum size
values to 0 (zero), and then click Set.
4. Select the new drive that you want to use to
storethe paging file.
5. Set Initial Size (MB) and Maximum size. For
the initial size, Microsoft recommends using
the recommended value in the Total Page File
Size for All Drives box.
6. Click Set, and then click OK twice.
7. Click Restart Now.

You can also split the page file to two locations. Normally you only split/move the file under one of two circumstances;
1. You are running out of space (your situation)
2. You have a second drive (this improves OS
performance)

Also if your page file is not on the boot partition you will not be able to create a dump file if your server crashes.

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by csmith In reply to Moving the Windows Page F ...

Another Option
Put in another hard disk and put the paging file there.
This will speed up the computer, if a separate channel is used for the paging file hard disk.
For virtual memory and TEMP files, using IDE is OK.
Regards, Chris

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