LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-01-2020, 01:54 AM   #1
aboka
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2020
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Question Do we need Swap for entry level vps?


hi, am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on an entry level vps with 2Ghz vCpu & 1GB RAM. The question is - will adding Swap be a good idea if its running as a vpn server with Fail2ban?

below is the RAM statistic when all is running - with one vpn client connects. max concurrent vpn client will be 3

total used free shared buff/cache available
Mem: 962Mi 207Mi 175Mi 2.0Mi 579Mi 593Mi
Swap: 0B 0B 0B

if it is a good idea, should we go for Swap file or Swap partition?

p/s - heard that is not recommended to run Swap on SSD, but that only applies to older SSD right?

thank you,
 
Old 07-01-2020, 04:08 AM   #2
ondoho
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Dec 2013
Posts: 14,616
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 4094Reputation: 4094Reputation: 4094Reputation: 4094Reputation: 4094Reputation: 4094Reputation: 4094Reputation: 4094Reputation: 4094Reputation: 4094Reputation: 4094
How much virtual hard drive space do you have?
I think it can't hurt to add ~2G of swap space.
Maybe you want to keep swappiness low.

Quote:
Originally Posted by aboka View Post
p/s - heard that is not recommended to run Swap on SSD, but that only applies to older SSD right?
Since it's not your hardware, what do you care?
 
Old 07-01-2020, 04:16 AM   #3
aboka
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2020
Posts: 17

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
How much virtual hard drive space do you have?
I think it can't hurt to add ~2G of swap space.
Maybe you want to keep swappiness low.

Since it's not your hardware, what do you care?
hi, i hv 25GB total and think should hv like 20GB free since only install vpn+nginx+fail2ban+certbot

hv read about the swappiness should be set to a low - near zero for vps. in both the article mention 10. so you think thats a good number in my case?

p/s - lol. ur right, the ssd not mine but do u think it will affect ssd in case i need to install them on my own hardware
in future

cheers,

Last edited by aboka; 07-01-2020 at 04:17 AM.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply

Tags
swap, ubuntu


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2 vps vs 1 vps bmayhem Ubuntu 0 05-04-2009 03:08 PM
Which is the entry level and more basic level Linux certifications? jeancollins72 Linux - Certification 3 12-26-2008 05:14 AM
emacs in run level 3 then switch to X (level 7) then back to level 3 dsoliver Slackware 3 09-01-2006 03:31 AM
Where can I download UML VPS or Xen VPS to make a virtual private server? abefroman Linux - Software 3 12-09-2005 10:00 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:01 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration