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ricdave 05-23-2003 11:07 PM

partitions - multiple hdd
 
I know that you get a performance boost by putting a swap partition on each hdd, and the home directory on a seperate hdd than /. But can you get a performance boost by putting a / dir on each hdd? Or usr?

manthram 05-23-2003 11:10 PM

seperating home and / gives a performance boost, that is news to me. i cant see how it matters.

whansard 05-24-2003 12:33 AM

if the hard drives are on different channels, you can
get a boost. it's sort of like software raid. put directories
that will be accessed or written to at the same time on
different drives, as long as both drives are about the
same speed.
you can test this.
time how long it takes to copy a 1 gig file to another
place on the drive, and how long it takes to copy it to
the other drive. that way you can see the difference.

acid_kewpie 05-24-2003 04:34 AM

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/ dir on each hdd?
how exactly do you propose to do that???

kazuni 05-24-2003 07:36 AM

hm... i supposed something like

subst /dev/hda1/ /dev/hda2
xcopy /dev/hda1/* /dev/hda2/* /E
shutdown -r -t 1 now

>??? lol (dont do the last line if u don't wanna restart lol)


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