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Re: Fwd: swap

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
> runs.
> 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
> computations.

It is possible, swap is dynamic under linux.  swapon/swapoff are the
tools you are looking for.

man swapon


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