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Old 12-21-2007, 12:53 PM   #16
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Yes - I'd ask them whether you actually have swap available. If not, they may be able to make swap space available or to allocate more RAM to your VPS. If none of that is possible, you may be able to create a swap file to use instead of a swap partition.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 01:30 AM   #17
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How do I create a swap file?
 
Old 12-28-2007, 01:44 PM   #18
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There's more info at http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...ap-adding.html and http://linux.about.com/od/linux101/l/blnewbie4_2_13.htm, but basically:
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 To add a swap file:

   1. Determine the size of the new swap file and multiple by 1024 to determine the block size. For example, the block size of a 64 MB swap file is 65536.
   2. At a shell prompt as root, type the following command with count being equal to the desired block size:

      dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1024 count=65536

   3. Setup the swap file with the command:

      mkswap /swapfile

   4. To enable the swap file immediately but not automatically at boot time:

      swapon /swapfile

   5. To enable it at boot time, edit /etc/fstab to include:

      /swapfile               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0

      The next time the system boots, it will enable the new swap file.
   6. After adding the new swap file and enabling it, make sure it is enabled by viewing the output of the command cat /proc/swaps or free.
 
  


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