Subject: Re: mirroring swap (RAIDFrame One or Many)
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From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/16/2003 15:56:55
[ On Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 14:15:36 (-0400), Chuck Yerkes wrote: ]
> Subject: mirroring swap (RAIDFrame One or Many)
> I've not found much gain in mirroring SWAP. Only in HA
> setups where a reboot (because of bad swap) would cost lots
> of money. In general, on most machines, if a disk goes bad,
> and you lose a swap disk, you can afford a reboot. YMMV.
Failed swap does not cause a plain old affordable "reboot" -- it's a
damn hard and fast and complete and utter panic!
You may loose one hell of a lot more data than just what was on swap!
Greg A. Woods
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