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Old 01-18-2012, 07:38 AM   #1
DavidDiepUSC
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Linux Swap Partitions


Hi,

Can anyone tell me why its a better idea to have Swap partitions on multiple disk rather than having one huge Swap partition?

Also, I would like to build a Linux server, but anticipate for hopefully 'sharing' common systems root files in the future if my environment grows. Whats the best way to partition out my file structure. I've been playing around with the idea of having a 'systems volume group' under a LVM on one partition while a 'user volume group' under another LVM and partition.

Maybe one day I can have my Linux all pointing to an address for their common systems files and each server can have their distinct directories.

Thanks!
 
Old 01-18-2012, 09:38 AM   #2
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You don't have to put your swap partitions on multiple disks, however if it is possible to do so it will speed up access time. Same idea as striping drives to get extra speed out of them.

As for your server. I'm a little uncertain about why you would want to share root file systems. What exactly do you plan on doing with this system?

Generally I separate root,home,and boot partitions. If you are going to run a mail server or a web server you may want to separate var as well.

Good Luck.
 
Old 01-20-2012, 09:23 AM   #3
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Thank you for the reply.

I want to build a virtualized server farm with the intent to share as much of the common system files. Since system files are all the same per Linux, they can be sharing the same disk space.

thanks!
 
Old 01-20-2012, 12:02 PM   #4
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Interesting,

You'll have to forgive me. I know very little about server farms, but I can't understand how sharing root file systems would work. but good luck with that.
 
  


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