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I know I'm probably missing something painfully obvious, but how can I identify what's writing to my pagefile.sys and inflating it? Knowing that will help me identify and kill the processes causing it.
Edit: Moved topic from General Chat to the more appropriate forum. Also added topic descriptor. ~ Animal
Server 08. We're just running out of disk space during certain parts of the day, and I have identified that's when the page file blots to double-digit gigs. I'm just trying to identify what's using the page file like that, and how to restrain it.
I'm not worried about the page file itself, just what's making it bloat.
You can use the perforance monitor to see what the usage is per program. I am going to venture a guess and say you access a database like SQL on the server? If so you may have exceeded the number of users\requests that the system memory can handle and it is flowing over into the page file. I would also do a standard system component check related to the system memory and the drive systems. I will bet you have a high disk queue number and supper high read/writes to the memory. Check out this ARTICLE for more info.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.