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Decrease swap space

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Carlos A. Munoz Lopez
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Decrease swap space

Hi guys. I have an AlphaServer DS25 with 4GB RAM and swap space allocated is 12GB and I want to reduce the swap area to 4GB because the Oracle instance running in the system doesn't use very often this area. Is there a way to do it online or it will cause a downtime??? I would like some help on this. Thanks.
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Ivan Ferreira
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Re: Decrease swap space

I would maintain a good swap space for oracle, like 8 GB. Anyway, you cannot reduce the swap space online, you must enter in single user, and change the size of the partition. Also, if you change the size of the partition, you will have problems to use the remaining space as you probably already have the g or h partition on the disk, you have to delete that partition to modify the start cylinder.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Carlos A. Munoz Lopez
Frequent Advisor

Re: Decrease swap space

Ok. I guess I won't be able to reconfigure the partitions because the system is already in production stage. Thanks a lot anyway. It's a good tip for future implementations.