Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

How to create temporary swap on ZFS

Posted on 2010-09-24
5
2,106 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-21
I make new installation of Solaris 10 with ZFS for Oracle 11 installation.
When Solaris 10 was with UFS I created temporary swap just by:
# mkfile 16g /var/newswap
# swap -a /var/newswap

ZFS doesn't accept this way: Invalid operation for this filesystem type.

Please advise
0
Comment
Question by:gbcbr
5 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:Christopher Martinez
ID: 33754727
i thought it was   "zfs create -v 16 g ...." command followed by the "swap -a"
0
 

Author Comment

by:gbcbr
ID: 33754870
something wrong
# mkfile 16g /var/newswap
# swap -a zfs create -v 16g /var/newswap
Usage:  swap -l
        swap -s
        swap -d <file name> [low block]
        swap -a <file name> [low block] [nbr of blocks]
0
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
blu earned 500 total points
ID: 33754900
You need to create a zvol. See the zfs man page. Like this:

zfs create -V  16gb zpool/swapvol
swap -a /dev/zvol/dsk/zpool/swapvol
0
 

Author Comment

by:gbcbr
ID: 33754981
thanks a lot
very professionas answer
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Joseph Gan
ID: 33762255
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Background In several of the companies I have worked for, I noticed that corporate reporting is off loaded from the production database and done mainly on a clone database which needs to be kept up to date daily by various means, be it a logical…
From implementing a password expiration date, to datatype conversions and file export options, these are some useful settings I've found in Jasper Server.
Video by: Steve
Using examples as well as descriptions, step through each of the common simple join types, explaining differences in syntax, differences in expected outputs and showing how the queries run along with the actual outputs based upon a simple set of dem…
In a previous video, we went over how to export a DynamoDB table into Amazon S3.  In this video, we show how to load the export from S3 into a DynamoDB table.

838 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question