Re: Fwd: swap
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On 05/07/07 11:28, Patrick Albuquerque wrote:
> On Mon, May 07, 2007 at 09:11:36AM -0700, Francesco Pietra wrote:
>> Len, Patrick:
>> Thanks. Actually, I didn't see the original by Len.
>> Well, security comes first. Also, the idea of setting
>> in a cheap HD was a faulty idea anyway because I am at
>> WD Raptor just because cheap HDs didn't work on long
>> The mentioned Tyan mother board has 4 SATA ports, two,
>> I suppose, already occupied by raid1. Following the
>> suggestion by Len, is that possible to install another
>> raid1 (just for additional disk space, say swap) while
>> preserving the current Debian amd64 etch on present
>> raid1 (Linux driven)? This machine is ssh with Debian
>> i386 as graphical interface on another machine so that
>> reinstalling everything on new HDs would not be
>> attractive. Also, I am pressed to fish some
> It is possible, swap is dynamic under linux. swapon/swapoff are the
> tools you are looking for.
> man swapon
And swap *files* are usable too. You don't need to pre-allocate
swap partitions that you would hardly ever use.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!
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