Moving swap & /home to another hard drive.
bmarsh at bmarsh.com
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?
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.
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