Swap Cop X
Swap Cop X
1.1.2

5.0

Swap Cop X free download for Mac

Swap Cop X

1.1.2
31 May 2002

Move OSX swap files to different volumes.

Overview

When I first bought my Powerbook (with 6 GB hard drive), I had a great idea. Partition the hard-drive into three sections, one each for MacOS 9, LinuxPPC, and (for the future) OS X (with a few extra utility partitions for Linux swap space, etc.). But then OS X came along, and so did an MP3 collection. I removed Linux, since I could SSH, emacs, and perl perfectly fine in OS X, and the old Linux directory became an MP3 disk. But OS X is huge, and I felt a little cramped in the 1.7 GB partition, and backing up all the data I had would be too difficult, so repartitioning was out of the question. So I wrote Monolingual ( http://homepage.mac.com/jschrier/ ) to remove the unnecessary language resources. But even that was not enough. I saw that there was a swap disk that was taking up a minimum of 80 MB, and more likely 160 MB or more (increasing in size as you use OS X). So why not move it to my MP3 partition (where space wasn't as much an issue), and reclaim the space on my main disk. Thus Swap Cop was born.

Why would you want to do this? Perhaps you are in the same position with an ill-arranged partitioning scheme like I was. Or maybe you have a small disk that you would like to dedicate to swapping, to increase your OS X performance. I originally made the change by hand, but realized that it wouldn't be too hard to have a user friendly program that would take care of it.

What's new in Swap Cop X

Version 1.1.2 adds Simplified and Traditional Chinese localizations by Ryugi Yanagisawa.

4 Swap Cop X Reviews

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Anonymous
07 November 2003

Most helpful

Works on panther!!!! good work!!!
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Version 1.1.2
David Latapie
16 July 2004
1. Works on Panther 2. Very simple, no bloat, fool-proof 3. Contrary to another reviewer, I do not have any swapfile in /var/vm/. Remember,as Swap Cop asks you, to *restart* the program Cop just after restarting the computer - not the session - (BTW, when you restart the computer, you can see a message about alternative swap location) 4. There is a sponsor ad, quite obstrusive but harmless (you use swap cop only once, after all) 5. A good idea would be to allow to make swap partition invisible 6. This soft is FREE!
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Version 1.1.2
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David Latapie
David Latapie
16 July 2004
I forgot to add that that SC change the Partition from HFS+ journalised to HFS. While I can understand turning off journaling, I'm not that sure why downgrading to HFS, instead of HFS+.
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Version 1.1.2
Anonymous
27 June 2004
Works perfectly in os 10.3.4. i did it on my g3iMac 350Mhz 128MB ram I also used it on my power tower pro with 225Mhz 320MB ram OS 10.1.5 with xpostfacto and it defenently boosted the performance.Quicktime now opens in 1 bounce(on the power tower)i used to open in 6.Safari opens in 1 bounce(on the iMac)it used to open in 4 when i say bounce i mean how many time it bounces in the dock.Great program
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Version 1.1.2
Anonymous
16 March 2004
Does not work after updating to 10.3.3 It claims the swap location has been changed, but actually, the swap files is still located at /var/vm/swapfile0 However, in the boot panel a strange message is displayed: "Check /etc/rc -- VM already running!"
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Version 1.1.2
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Chuck
Chuck
10 February 2005
I'm getting the same message in the boot panel ("Check /etc/rc -- VM already running!"). I'd like to restore my original swapfile settings, but haven't had any success finding out how.
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Version 1.1.2
Chuck
Chuck
22 June 2005
On startup, I also can't get the boot panel to stop displaying the "Check /etc/rc -- VM already running!" error message. I've tried resetting and moving the swap file many times, even while logged-in as root, to no avail. In desperation, I even tried using a utility app called "Xupport" to both move the swapfile and reset the rc file to default. That blasted error message won't go away! Any clue on how to reset the system to the 'default' seetings?
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Version 1.1.2
Anonymous
07 November 2003
Works on panther!!!! good work!!!
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Version 1.1.2
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jb
jb
18 March 2004
don't work for me too with 10.3.3 is there another solution ?
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Version 1.1.2
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