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WD MyBook II questions

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 7:32 AM, Jerry Feldman<gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at> wrote:
>> (Too late now, as you've already shipped off the drive, but something
>> to consider if there is a next time.)
> Yes, I'll check out the debricking sites. The drives have 4 partitions
> all RAID. One of those is swap. For the life of me I can't think of why
> one would allocate a raid swap.

I've run RAID-1 swap actually.  If you lose your swap partition any
processes that are using it will end up dying the next
time they need to page in.  If you are trying to avoid loss of
services except during maintenance windows, I think it's a reasonable
thing to do.  Failover to a hot spare system may be
impossible/difficult for some services and RAIDing your swap helps
protect against one possible failure mode.

Bill Bogstad

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