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Solaris™ Operating Environment Boot Camp by Dominic Butler, David Rhodes

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How Big Should It Be?

The exact amount of swap space required is dependent on many factors, one of the most important being the requirements of the application(s) you are running on the server.

Many applications and databases have specific swap requirements and will describe in great detail how you should calculate the size based on the number of users, size of database, likely rate of transactions, and so forth. If you will be running an application or database on one of your servers, you should follow the guidance of the application installation guide rather than anything recommended in this chapter.

When Solaris is installed, it will create a swap partition based on the amount of memory installed in the computer. The rules it uses are shown ...

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