Moving swap & /home to another hard drive.

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Thu May 17 15:07:41 UTC 2007

On Thursday 17 May 2007, alex wrote:
> I currently have swap and /home on their own partitions in same hard
> drive as ubuntu.
> Is there any benefit or disadvantage if swap and/or /home are moved to
> their own partitions on
> a second hard drive but leaving ubuntu in the first hard drive.
> How would such a move be accomplished?
> alex

No real benefit unless you  a) don't have enough memory in the first place and 
are swapping an awful lot  or  b) you're doing extremely I/O intensive stuff 
with your /home data files.

If you're a normal user, I doubt if you would notice any difference unless you 
need more memory as in (a).   In that case, getting more memory would be the 
thing to do.

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list