swap debian 7 64 bits

September 22, 2013 6.4k views
Hi, I have the 1 GB RAM 30 GB Disk vps. I added the swap looking at another question (SWAPFILE) [code] echo "vm.swappiness=0" | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.cnf sudo sysctl -p sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1024 count=256k sudo mkswap /swapfile sudo chown root:root /swapfile sudo chmod 0600 /swapfile sudo swapon /swapfile echo "/swapfile none swap sw 0 0" | sudo tee -a /etc/fstab [/code] Is this ok.
6 Answers
It should be okay. Did you run into any issues?
No... I did it, and it was fine...
rename sysctl.cnf to sysctl.conf
I recommend not doing that but fixing it by deleting and re-appending instead:

rm /etc/sysctl.cnf

echo "vm.swappiness=0" | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf
sysctl -p
In debian 7 no sysctl.cnf file. It has sysctl.conf file.
@Igor: That is correct, but renaming sysctl.cnf to sysctl.conf replaces sysctl.conf and removes the old settings.
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