[HowTo] Change swap size in Linux (Ubuntu)
October 2, 2019 | How To, Manuals, System Files | No Comments|
From Ubuntu 17, the swap partition was replaced by a swap file. The main advantage of the swap file is easy resizing.
In the following example, we will change the swap size from 2 GB to 4 GB.
Turn off the swap
sudo swapoff -a
Resize the swap
sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1G count=4if = input file
of = output file
bs = block size count = multiplier of blocks
Make the file as swap
sudo mkswap /swapfile
Activate the swap file
sudo swapon /swapfile
Check the amount of swap available
grep SwapTotal /proc/meminfo