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Resizing / Growing Swap Partition on FreeBSD Fresh Install / Droplet

Hey everyone,

I wonder if anyone can help grow my “Swap” partition on a FreeBSD fresh install / droplet

DigitalOcean’s FreeBSD standard image comes with 2GB Swap partition pre-installed, and I need to grow it to twice as much the memory of the droplet VM

Will appreciate your input…

Thanks!


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Accepted Answer

You can use this method to add more swap: https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/adding-swap-space.html

If you are using ZFS: https://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS#ZFS_Swap_Volume

Just make sure to delete any snapshots of the swap dataset if they are not needed.