On 11/02/2015 02:47 PM, Jeffrey Ross wrote:
I think I'm going to just bite the bullet and do a fresh install
I recommend to also backup /etc.
Otherwise you'd have additional efforts with restoring passwd/accounts,
I'll have to look through the current install guidelines to make
not breaking some cardinal rule but at this point I'm planning on
/boot - Raid1
/ - Raid1
/var - Raid1
/home - Raid1
swap - Raid1
What is the current recommendation for swap? I'm guessing it needs to be
at least the same size as physical memory.
Primarily depends upon your actual
amount of memory.
On "big RAM" systems you probably don't need any on "small RAM"
you probably will want some. How to define "small/big" depends largely
upon the footprint your typical style of usage imposes.
Years ago unix upon a system
crash would start writing the crash file at the beginning of the swap
partition and keep going until it was done, if swap was smaller than
physical memory you had a problem as the system would happily write over
the next partition.
IIRC, in the old days, the rule was twice the amount of RAM,
reason being "suspend to disk". As diskspace is cheap these days, I am
still applying this rule.