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Old 08-21-2008, 01:49 PM   #1
ArianaPantalaimon
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Repartition a HD without losing data


Hi i was wondering if there was a way to add a swap file to a vps i just got. The space i ordered was 12GB so im assuming thats the space i would need to modify. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated

server:/# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/simfs 12G 824M 12G 7% /
tmpfs 7.9G 0 7.9G 0% /lib/init/rw
tmpfs 7.9G 0 7.9G 0% /dev/shm
 
Old 08-21-2008, 02:55 PM   #2
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Easy way would be to use a swap file, rather than partition. Namely, on the 12G partition create a file
Code:
dd if=/dev/zero of=swapfile bs=1M count=1024
mkswap swapfile
swapon swapfile
I'm fairly certain this works, though I'm unable to verify ATM
 
Old 08-21-2008, 03:12 PM   #3
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server:/dev# mkswap swapfile
Setting up swapspace version 1, size = 1073737 kB
no label, UUID=6931744b-843e-43e4-9897-411161927031
server:/dev# swapon swapfile
swapon: swapfile: Operation not permitted

first command worked second one worked third one ...not permitted
 
Old 08-23-2008, 01:28 AM   #4
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server:/dev# mkswap swapfile
Setting up swapspace version 1, size = 1073737 kB
no label, UUID=6931744b-843e-43e4-9897-411161927031
server:/dev# swapon swapfile
swapon: swapfile: Operation not permitted

first command worked second one worked third one ...not permitted
Apparently that is normal in a VPS ... i guess you arent allowed to make a swap file i did a ton of google searching and even asked the help desk with the company and they said they cant do it either
 
  


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