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e1000 04-11-2008 06:29 PM

Ram Disk to enhance flash drive's life; What files do I need to worry about?
 
Generally speaking, I was wondering what files or directories are frequently read or written while a Linux computer is sitting idle (forget the intended tasks, I'm wondering more about background processes)?

The reason I ask is because I am going to install Ubuntu-server on a pc with a compact flash hard drive. If there is a directory that is frequently read from and written to, I figured I could write a script that copied it's contents to a ramdisk upon booting and then copy the ramdisk's contents back into place on shutdown. Thus reducing the read/write cycles on that section of the flash drive (thus increasing the flash drive's life).

your thoughts?

e1000 04-12-2008 03:13 PM

bump
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Kahless 04-13-2008 02:02 AM

Other than that, it depends heavily on what you are doing with the box



The contents of /var and /tmp change alot, but they can get pretty big.


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