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Info: Windows SBS partition and pagefile consideration

Postby blin » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:26 pm

Q: Dell PowerEdge 2800, Dual 3.4ghz, 4gb Ram, 2x4 backplane SBS 2003 premium

Current array configuration:

C: = 36gb RAID1 (two 15K 36gb drives on primary)
D: = 200gb RAID5 (four 15K 73gb drives on secondary)
E: = 146gb RAID1 (two 10K 146gb drives on primary)

I was thinking:

C: = OS (4092 pagefile on this drive)
D: = Data, sql, exchange
E: = client apps, WSUS, misc files that don't need regular backup

Based on the system and drives that I have, does this look good, or
should there be any other considerations I should keep in mind?

Also, is my pagefile location and size correct?

Any help would be appreciated.


A: I think you plan is good. The disk configuration and
pagefile configuration are good for your condition.

1. Exchange database on D driver, it is separate with OS. It is a good for
backup and improve performance.

Note: You will find some detail about how to backup SBS 2003 in the
following KB page:

Backing Up and Restoring Windows Small Business Server 2003
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=49916

2. Pagefile size is depends on your system request.

Note that the current algorithm Windows uses to set the default paging file size is:

a. If total physical RAM is less than 2 gigabytes (GB), the paging file is
set to 1.5 times the amount of RAM or 2 GB, whichever is smaller.

b. If total physical RAM is equal to or more than 2 GB, the default size is
set to 2 GB.

Additional information:

How to overcome the 4,095 MB paging file size limit in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=237740
How to Configure and Troubleshoot Cisco
http://www.howtocisco.com

Tablet and Smartphone Setup Guide
http://www.quicksetupguide.com
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