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How to Create an Auxiliary SWAP File Without Reinstalling OS (Doc ID 832747.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 06, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version to [Release AS10g to AS10gR3]
Linux x86-64
Generic Linux
Linux x86
Linux x86-64Generic Linux


You've installed and configured your Linux system, possibly have a few installs working and configured just the way you like it. At least you think so, until you start your new install of Oracle Application Server, and find you don't have or should have specified a larger swap partition during your Operating System (OS) install. The prerequisite checks performed by the installer shows for example:

You find that you are short of the required swap space. In this example, we are required to have 1.5 GB of available swap space, but only have 512 MB.

At this point you could reinstall the OS and during the install increase the swap space, or we can create some extra swap space on one of your existing partitions.


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