[SunRescue] Changing swap devices
n2vip at impop.bellatlantic.net
Tue Mar 28 15:34:51 CST 2000
Why not use the second (soon to die) drive as /tmp or other such
non-vital application? That old drive will fail, maybe not right away
but it will, and when it does you wouldn't want to have anything of any
real value on it... What about using it for a print spool device?
I assume your main drives are somewhat larger/more modern?
Just a thought,
James Lockwood wrote:
> 5On Sun, 26 Mar 2000, Paul Khoury wrote:
> > How would one change swap devices? I have swap on my main drive, but I put in
> > an old Maxtor LXT213 I'd like to use solely for swap (since I heard it's better to have
> > swap on a seperate drive).
> Having swap on a separate spindle is good. Having swap on a slow disk is
> bad. If your other drive is noticably faster then moving swap onto this
> drive may slow you down.
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