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  1. #1
    Billy T
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    Default Will Windows auto-replace a missing paging file?

    Hi Team

    OS Win 2000 Pro

    I'm trying to minimise the size of my back-up images and the paging file seems like a good item to exclude.

    However, if I restore from an image that has no paging file, will Windows automatically recreate it on boot?

    I don't want to buy into potential trouble by excluding the file so I thought I'd ask before adding it to the list of excluded file types.

    Anybody know the answer?

    Cheers

    Billy 8-{)

  2. #2
    godfather
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    Default Re: Will Windows auto-replace a missing paging file?

    Yes by the look of it.

    MS say (for backing up server 2003, therefore likely OK for XP)

    "If the value is null (blank), the system regenerates the pagefile on the target system based on the target system's memory configuration, regardless of the current pagefile settings.

    It is also safe to delete the Pagefile.sys file from the master image to reduce the size of the master image."

  3. #3
    godfather
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    Default Re: Will Windows auto-replace a missing paging file?

    And likely OK for 2000 as well. Same core, same rules I believe.

  4. #4
    beama
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    Default Re: Will Windows auto-replace a missing paging file?

    yep it replaces it we dispose of the paging file when creating images makes the image file much smaller keep my Admin happy too

  5. #5
    Chilling_Silence
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    Default Re: Will Windows auto-replace a missing paging file?

    You can actually set Windows to clear the pagefile upon shut-down, so the next step would be to simply remove it. Ive done this once or twice before, but cant remember where to set Windows to clear the page-file on Shutdown.

    It was re-created when I next powered on.


    Chill.

  6. #6
    Billy T
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    Default Re: Will Windows auto-replace a missing paging file?

    Thanks All

    That is another bite out of my image size.

    Cheers

    Billy 8-{)

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