Paging space

Posted on 2005-04-29
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
In case we need to deactivate a Paging Space and have some pages in use. How do we move these pages before  deactivating this Paging Space?
Question by:MaxAix
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    If you are using AIX 5, you can disable the paging space without re-boot. If you are using AIX 4.3, you can only disable the paging space by re-boot

     swapoff /dev/paging01   <-- command to deactivate paging space paging01
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    you cannot deactivate swap space that is in use this wayn, not on 5.3
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    My answer is correct. AIX 5.1 support dynamic remove a paging space. The command is swapoff.

                                      Paging Space

    Move cursor to desired item and press Enter.

      List All Paging Spaces
      Add Another Paging Space
      Change / Show Characteristics of a Paging Space
      Remove a Paging Space
      Activate a Paging Space
      Deactivate a Paging Space

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    Sorry for posting plain wrong answer, cpc - you are right, I checked on 4.3.3, on 5.1 it removes just fine...

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