Swap Space

Gary Gatten Ggatten at waddell.com
Wed Jan 5 23:20:55 UTC 2011

> I will be installing 8.1 on a Dell Poweredge 2850, with dual 3 GHz XEON
> processors and 6GB RAM.
> What is the recommended swap space?
> I'm finding conflicting data on this.  Some say 0, some say 1 times RAM,
> others say stay with 2 x RAM.

Definitely not 0, but 2x would probably be way too much IMO. 4 - 6 GB should
be enough for most use cases.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but if necessary one could add (and activate) a secondary / additional swap file if necessary without rebooting.  So maybe start with a few gig and add an additional swap file if necessary?

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