I have MySQL 5.0.45 installed on Windows 2003 Server Ent. Edition.
The Server has 8 GB of RAM, 2 Dual Core Xeons and several hard drives (including an external storage box).
I have MySQL setup with moderate memory configurations (512MB for the key buffer, 128M for the Query Cache, etc…)
Anyway, when MySQL starts, it is using 60 - 90 MB of physical memory while the VM Size is near 700 MB, and of course the page file increases by the difference between the VM size and physical memory in use.
My question is, is this normal behavior for MySQL? There is more than enough physical memory available for the process, yet it seems to want to use the page file.