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Ragni Singh
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swap space

How much swap space to give with 16gigs of memory?
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James R. Ferguson
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Re: swap space

Hi:

As a guide, see :

http://www.linux.com/feature/121916

Regards!

...JRF...
Steven E. Protter
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Re: swap space

Shalom,

Linux is much more flexible that Unix with swap space.

With this much memory, you can get away with as little as 8 GB of swap space.

The general the rule of twice ram only applies with systems that are going to be under memory pressure. If the system is really going to need 32 GB of swap space then it needs more memory.

Certain products like the Oracle database will not function with too little swap.

The OS install will complain if you go less than 50% RAM in swap.

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Ragu_3
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Re: swap space

The general rule of thumb is swap = four times real ram. Set apart atleast 32 GB as swap.
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