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Re: Ideal Swap Partition Size



On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 8:25 AM, Paulo Cavalcanti <promac gmail com> wrote:
>
>
> On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Rahul Tidke <rahul excelize com> wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>  I am configuring a server with 3 GB of RAM; how much swap partition size
>> should I allocate. I think allocating twice of RAM will be waste of HDD
>> space. What is the standard.
>>
>
> The double rule was created when computers had very little ram (< 512MB).
>
> If you intend to hibernate, then you need at least the same size of the ram.
> Otherwise, I think 1GB is good enough.  But you can always use a file as a
> swap
> area.
>
>
> http://fcp.surfsite.org/modules/smartfaq/faq.php?faqid=502
>
> http://sanjaykatiyar1.blogspot.com/2007/08/create-swap-file-in-fedora-linux.html

Yes you are right about swap files, you may be interested in reading this:

http://www.go2linux.org/manage-the-use-of-swap-memory

http://www.go2linux.org/swap-file-vs-swap-partition

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