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Old 08-10-2009, 01:27 AM   #1
vcatalano
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Swap Partitions for a RAID 1+0


Hello, I am trying to setup a RAID 1+0 configuration on my server. However, I have a question regarding swap partitions. I have 4 1TB hard drives and I want to configure 400GB for the / partition and 1600GB for the media partition (this will store all the videos, photos, etc). Is it better practice to place a swap partition on each physical drive, or for each / and media partition or any other way? Thanks!
 
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It doesn't matter how many drives you have. In theory you'd get better performance if swap is on a quiet channel, but ultimately you should need to use much swap, if you do then you would need more RAM in the box to deal with the issues behind needing to swap in the first place.
 
  


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