Guest OS Pagefile

dave330idave330i Not IT n00bMember Posts: 2,091 ■■■■■■■■■■
Anyone see a problem using independent nonpersistent disk for guest OS pagefile and temp files? Snapshots will be quicker since independent disks are ignored. Backups using snapshot should be faster as well. Since the disk is nonpersistent, it'll clean itself every time the server is rebooted.
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  • scott28ttscott28tt Senior Member Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Your logic is sound...
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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Google Ninja Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Some backup software like Veeam ignore Pagefiles anyway. But I see one issue with tempfiles - a lot of installs putting their data into the temp folder, reboot and continue the install.

    So in cases like this, the install will certainly fail as it wont be able to find the temporary install files any more.
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  • dave330idave330i Not IT n00b Member Posts: 2,091 ■■■■■■■■■■
    jibbajabba wrote: »
    Some backup software like Veeam ignore Pagefiles anyway. But I see one issue with tempfiles - a lot of installs putting their data into the temp folder, reboot and continue the install.

    So in cases like this, the install will certainly fail as it wont be able to find the temporary install files any more.

    Thanks. I was wondering about it.
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