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Paging space commands in AIX


Below are the commands regarding the paging space in AIX.

To monitor paging space utilization:

lsps –a or lsps -s


To create an additional paging space:

mkps -s <#LPs> <vgname> <disk> or smit mkps


To activate a paging space:

swapon <device file name>


To deactivate a paging space:

swapoff <device file name>


To remove a paging space (must be inactive):

rmps <device file name> or smit mkps


To increase the size of a paging space:

chps –s <#LPs> <paging space name> or smit chps


To decrease the size of a paging space:

chps –d <#LPs> <paging space name> or smit chps


Activate paging space at restart:

chps -a -y <device file name>

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