> I've looked at the man pages for swap but it does not tell me if I need
> to use newfs.
No. No need to run newfs.
Quote:> If I create a new partition on another drive how can I
> just point the OS to it and leave the old swap space for future growth
> of another mount?
By editing /etc/vfstab. There should already be a line there,
providing you currently have a parition configured for swap, that looks
/dev/dsk/cXtXdXsX - - swap - no -
Just replace the /dev/dsk/cXtXdXsX with your newly created
swap paritition. Reboot the server and presto. If you want to use both
old and new paritions as swap space, just add a new line that looks just
like this one below it with your new parition information.
If, however, you just need some temporary swap space you can use
"mkfile" (man mkfile) to create a regular file and then use "swap -a" to
add the regular file as swap space.
Quote:> Does this even make sense?
Sure it does. Any more questions, just post a followup.
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