SQL Server Performance

"PF Usage" higher than "Total paging file size for all drives"

Discussion in 'SQL Server 2005 General DBA Questions' started by chopeen, May 10, 2008.

  1. chopeen Member

    The "PF Usage" chart in Task Manager shows: 8.58 GB.
    The "Total paging file size for all drives" in performance options is: 3672 MB.
    How should I understand it? Is the system using more pagefile space that it is configured to?
  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    Could you confirm that using Performance Monitor?.
    I don't trust in Task Manager.
  3. satya Moderator

  4. chopeen Member

    Satya:
    Thanks for the link.
    I understand that the PF Usage value, despite its name, represents a combined total of the physical memory and page file. That solves my problem.
    Luis and Satya:
    What Performance Monitor counter can I use to check page file usage?
    And BTW - how should I ask - 'which counter ...' or 'what counter ...'?

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