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    Pagefile win2k3

    I just noticed that our 2k3 server was setup with two pagefiles set on different drives.

    I understood that this is not a good thing to do - am I correct in this thinking?
    Just wanna check before I disable it.

    Cheers.

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    If you have 4 physical drives in your server (for example), it is recommended you do this (split across all drives).

    If you have 1 physical drive with two partitions, you'll gain nothing whatsoever.

    Hope this makes sense.

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    Here are the pagefile recommendations for Server 2k3. Obviously if you have a RAID setup, be aware of which volumes are truly on different physical disks.

    (Summary:
    keep a pagefile on c:\ if that is your boot volume - it will allow for memory dumps to be created
    create a 2nd pagefile on a separate physical disk to improve performance
    if possible create a separate volume on the separate disk which only stores a pagefile)

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