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Old 06-20-2011, 11:00 AM   #1
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SWAP Size


Can we increase SWAP size dynamically without bringing down the machine? If so how?
 
Old 06-20-2011, 11:09 AM   #2
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well yes you can make a new swap file using mkswap and then add it to the system using swapon but more swap is just about never the answer to anything.

to make a new blank file you can run "dd if=/dev/null of=/myswapfile bs=1024 count=102400" and this will create a 100mb file you can then use with mkswap.
 
Old 06-20-2011, 11:18 AM   #3
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Or you can also have partition as swap. You can approach this using fdisk, or Gparted if you like GUIs.
 
  


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