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Tuning Guide for StorageCraft Software on Servers

Instructions: Use the following sections to help improve performance with your Windows server in regards to StorageCraft software. Paging file When the server is running low on memory and more is required immediately, the operating system uses hard drive space to simulate system RAM by swapping out memory pages not currently required. This is known as virtual memory and is often called the paging file. For the best performance of Windows, follow these rules: Create a fixed size paging file that is 1.5 times the size of physical memory. Fixed size means the initial size and the maximum sizes have the same value. (Fig. 1)Fig.1 - Initial and Maximum Sizes screen. Avoid placing a paging file on the system or boot drive.Do not place paging files on separate partitions that are on the same physical disk.Avoid placing a paging file on a fault tolerant drive especially a mirrored (RAID-1) volume. Paging files do not need fault tolerance – they need speed.
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Crash Dump (Memory Dump) on a Server

Hello Friends,
Sometimes we need to have the Crash Dump (Memory Dump) for a Server which keep restarting. These dumps are always helpful to diagnose the root cause of the problem. Below are the commands to get it manually:-
wmic /node:machine.name process where(caption=csrss.exe) call terminate
Note : Replace machine.name with the name of the server. You can try the IP address if name is not working.

and

-- Use the below command to force a memory dump on the same server.
wmic /node:localhost process where(caption=csrss.exe) call terminate

Let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks Pankaj