Windows 10: Saving Space/Move Caches on Windows Pro & Windows Server 2016

  1.    31 May 2018 #1

    Saving Space/Move Caches on Windows Pro & Windows Server 2016


    I am attempting to reduce the space and move caches on both a Windows Pro machine and a Windows Server 2016.


    These are 2 virtual machines running on VMware ESXi.


    I currently use a backup solution called VerticalBackup which is brilliant and its an incremental backup. However, what is killing me is the off-site backup that's done weekly due to the size. I'm certain it's because of Window Caches etc.


    I've disabled the page size on both the boxes as they have plenty of RAM. But, I was wondering if anyone knows of where the caches are stored on Windows and if these can be moved to another Drive which we'd then exclude from being backup.
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  2.    05 Jun 2018 #2

    BUMP - Is anyone able to help/suggest anything?
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       05 Jun 2018 #3

    Just a question: Which Version and Build of Windows Pro?

    A Tip: Haven't used Server since back in WinNT 4 days but on most versions of Windows one should have at least a small amount of Virtual Memory/Paging File/Swapfile as some programs look for it in their install and running. Used to be a written suggestion in Help and Support on Virtual Memory, probably 1.5 times the physical RAM but if having 8GB or more maybe a number of 2GB would suffice. I like mine set as max and min the same, keeps it from fragmenting, has always seemed to help in speed.
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  4.    05 Jun 2018 #4

    Exactly what do you mean by "Cache". Precision of meaning is important to avoid misunderstandings.
    The only cache resident on disk would be the browser cache and how you would move that depends on the browser used. There are multiple caches in RAM but they would of course not be backed up.
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  5.    05 Jun 2018 #5

    LMiller7 said: View Post
    Exactly what do you mean by "Cache". Precision of meaning is important to avoid misunderstandings.
    The only cache resident on disk would be the browser cache and how you would move that depends on the browser used. There are multiple caches in RAM but they would of course not be backed up.
    But these would be backed up because it backs up the whole VM in it's current state. Which is why I was looking at moving any cache files to another drive so I can exclude this from the VM backup.
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