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Old 01-29-2002
Swap question

I would like to add more swap to swap file that's already exist.
Do I use swap -a command or swapadd command to add more swap space?..This is on Sun Solaris 8. What's the difference b/t swap -a and swapadd?
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Old 01-29-2002
swap -a will add a swap file to the system to use.
swapadd is a shell script which uses the swap command.

You should use the swap command to add a file into the mix.
FYI - you cannot increase the size of the swap file with swap. See the mkfile command. You cannot increase the size of a file already being used as a swap file (unless it is under Veritas control). You would need to create a second file to get the total size you want.
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