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## DB:4.22:Extend Swap On Esx 3.5 mm

I've a problem with swap files on esx server...and I need to extend or re-size swap.

Please guide me the step to extend/re-size swap

## DB:4.22:Extend Swap On Esx 3.5 mm

Hello,

Swap files 2GBs are wasted space within GNU/Linux but you can have multiple 2GB swap partitions as Lightbulb has pointed out. You can also use a swap file if you do not have space to place a swap partition. Check out 'man swapon' for how to use swap space and swap files.

I tend to reinstall ESX if Swap is too small (less than 2GBs) myself, it is a quick fix to the problem, but you can add more swap partitions if you have the space. Do not place swap partitions on SANs if you can help it.

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## DB:4.22:Swap Files ps

What is the difference between VM Swap file and guest OS Swap file?

And is there any ESX Swap file?

Could someone give a brief idea about these and also about their location?

## DB:4.22:Swap Files ps

I'll contribute my teaspoon worth.

The OS swap file used by the VM to page to disk if needed.

The ESX swap file is a function of Memory / Resorce management by VMWare like the memory ballooning function to manage resources allocated to the VM. It works inconjuction with VMTools.

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## DB:4.12:Swap File Locations z7

Hi,

A few questions regarding an upgrade to ecc 6.0.

What is the recomended swap files locations - on the server's disks or on the storage disks (connected to the server of course).

and what is the recomended swap files quantity if i have 8 GB of ram and what is the recomended splited files quantity?

Regards,

Moshe

## DB:4.12:Swap File Locations z7

Hi Moshe,

If you are having 8GB RAM, then you set 34GB SWAP space. Its better to go for separate drives for setting SWAP.

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## DB:4.11:Query On Vm Swap File. sm

hi experts,

Can a powered on VM have 0 Kb swap file ( vmname.swp )

This VM was deployed via vapp

Later on after some time when i put load on VM .I see a new swap file being created too

the datastore has a new swap file too ( vmname+somecharacters.swp)

so my vm has two swap files now first one is zero ofcourse.

Why is this happening ??

why is the second swap file being created?

When is a swap file created?What is the purpose / use of it?

-sr

## DB:4.11:Query On Vm Swap File. sm

thankyou barcex...

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## DB:4.11:Swap In Blackberry pa

How to swap our blackberry?

## DB:4.11:Swap In Blackberry pa

The Device Switch Wizard is the best method:

KB05421What is the Switch Device Wizard

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## DB:4.07:When Is Vm Swap File Created? Sample Test Question. ap

Have multiple vmware docs which state that it takes place when vm powers on:

sched.swap.persist Specifies whether the virtual machines swap files
should persist or be deleted when the virtual machine
is powered off. By default, the system creates the swap
file for a virtual machine when the virtual machine is
powered on, and deletes the swap file when the virtual
machine is powered off.

The host creates VMX swap files automatically, provided there is sufficient free disk space at the time a virtual machine is powered on.

So this is what I answered on the vmware provided test and it was labeled as incorrect, but it did not give an explanation. So when is it created exactly?

Thanks

## DB:4.07:When Is Vm Swap File Created? Sample Test Question. ap

"When is the page file for a Windows guest operating system or the swap partition for a Linux guest operating system created?"

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## DB:3.99:Vmkernel Swapping ps

Hi Everyone,

Does anyone know what the best practice is for the location of the VMKernel Swap file for VM's

I've seen it where a LUN is dedicated for all swap files and the VM's are on a different LUN.

Thanks,

Randeep

## DB:3.99:Vmkernel Swapping ps

Hi,

Best practice/recommendation is to leave it set to the default which is to store the vswp file in the same location as the VM configuration file.

If you look around you will see that some storage vendors recommend placing the vswp files on a dedicated datastore but this is normally done in the case of replication and snapshots. If you have the vswp on a dedicated datastore then you can exclude this from being replicated and therefore save replication bandwidth. Same with snapshots as you can exclude it from being snapshotted and therefore reduce the size of the snapshots. While these are valid reasons to change from the default, in our environment which is fully replicated to a DR site we left the vswp setting at the default. Since we don't over commit memory and therefore it is unlikely we will ever use the vswp, apart from the initial replication it does make a lot of difference to the vswp location. It also gives us some dead IO on the disks plus an extra safety margin if somebody runs the datastore out of space

Kind regards,

Glen

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## DB:3.99:Swap Files Size 89

How would I go about changing the size of the Swap file?

Currently there is 9792MB free in virtual memory.

As I underdstand it, Windows 98 will put files any where it wants in the free space on the hard drive. If limiting the size of the swap file, I understand that the files that are swaped won't be scattered around the drive.

## DB:3.99:Swap Files Size 89

That's correct. If you don't know how to do it, go to Control Panel/System/Performance Tab/Virtual Memory. You must set the Minimum and Maximum the same value and 2.5 times your RAM is generally the correct number. I have 128 Mb of RAM and set min/max to 300 Mb. I don't know if Windows Defrag will move the Swap File to the beginning of the drive, but Norton Speed Disk does. If it doesn't, defrag your disk first and at least it will be as close to the beginning as possible.

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## DB:3.97:Swap File Dilemma f7

I recently doubled my RAM from 64 to 128 on my Dell Dimension 233, running win98. I am getting out of memory messages on my photo editor, so I started looking to see what was taking up the space. I had moved the swap file to my near-empty E: drive, but found that I now have swap files on D: and E:. Can I just delete the one on D:? and how can I set the swap file on E: to maximize my new RAM?

## DB:3.97:Swap File Dilemma f7

Thanks, folks. I've done the first suggestions and considering the others. Seems to have solved the problem for now. Yeah, 98 is passe, but I'm used to it. I may move up some day, butfornow, it's all the fun I'm meant to have. :smileywink: t;)

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## DB:3.89:Swap Files Becoming A Real Problem.&Nbsp; How To Manage??? km

I have an 80 GB MacBook Air that is constantly filling up with swap files. I recently had to restart the machine to free up 32 GB of space. This doesn't seem normal. What steps can I take to make sure swap files aren't hogging up precious hard drive space? Am I really going to have to switch it off on a regular basis?

## DB:3.89:Swap Files Becoming A Real Problem.&Nbsp; How To Manage??? km

Found it! Was lucky enough to be on the computer when the swap files started building up. In addition to filling up private/var/vm with 1 GB swap files, I noticed that the computer had slowed down considerably, so I ran activity monitor. Suddenly, java was using 40-50% of the CPU, but no apps were runnning. However, I did have a java-based background backup process running. To test, I shut down the process and uninstalled it. Voila! The 1 GB swap files began to disappear, and the computer's speed was back up.

Turns out the background process had a known issue with 64-bit java (hence why the issue didn't appear until after I upgraded to Snow Leopard). They have since released an update that fixes the problem.

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions! They pointed me in the right direction.

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## DB:3.75:Protocol For Swap Install Of Files pk

When reaching the limit of physical memory, enter /sbin swapon -a.

What protocol exists for the entry of data into swap...lifo...fifo ...?

What data enters swap, already installed or newly installed?

## DB:3.75:Protocol For Swap Install Of Files pk

Iphitus;

Since the new data hasnt been used, maybe it is first candidate

I surmise that the new input ends up entiely in physical memory, bumping the old segments into swap.

After finishing utilizing the new data it would seem that in order to restore the swap data to physical memory it might be necessary , after deleting the new data, to reboot the system.

Is the swap data withdrawn to physical memory even though it rests comfortably in swap?

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.75

## DB:3.75:Max # Of Files Or Vmdk Files In A Single Vm 8s

Does anyone know what the maxium # of files inside a VM can be? This would include log files, swap files, VMDK files etc.

Also is there a limitation on how many VDMK files are supported per VM?

Thanks!

## DB:3.75:Max # Of Files Or Vmdk Files In A Single Vm 8s

Oops I forgot ID for controller itself.Thanks dave for correcting

regards

santhosh

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## DB:3.75:13" (Unibody) To 15" I7 Hard Drive Swap ac

This may be a dumb question -but can I just swap drives? I tried the time machine thing last time and it ended with me having to take two days (literally -like 23 hrs!) reinstalling my sound files. If I just swap the drive will it mess up the computer?

## DB:3.75:13" (Unibody) To 15" I7 Hard Drive Swap ac

Ah! Meaning you want the 13" drive in the 15" for other reasons too, beyond apparent transfer speed!

One option would be to put the 13" drive in the 15" and then boot from 15" OS DVDs to simply install the new OS on the older, faster, drive, with it in the 15".

Alternatively, you could attach the 13" to the 15" with a Firewire cable, boot the 13" in FW target disc mode, and install the new OS on it using the 15" DVds , and then swap the drives.

Cheers

Rod

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## DB:3.71:Size Of Swap In Windows 2003 a8

Hi,

do you know if in windows 2003 we've any limit of the swap file size ? I've read the limit is 4Gb, and if you need more swap, you should define severals files.

Francesc

## DB:3.71:Size Of Swap In Windows 2003 a8

Hi Francese,

Mostly it will be (2*RAM size in GB + 8GB)

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## DB:3.71:View 5, Parent Vm To Use Local Storage For Swap? 1c

I'm building a new View 5 environment consisting of a Compellent SAN (no SSD) and HP blades (600GB drives). We'll be using View Composer and linked clones, and DRS configured for automatic. I've been reading the VMware View Administration guide, and it states on pg67 that you can configure the parent virtual machine and linked-clone desktops to store virtual-machine swap files on the local datastore.

- Placing swap files on local storage (whether SSD or hard drive) could potentially reduce vMotion performance. This is because if a virtual machine has memory pages in a local swap file, they must be swapped in to memory before a vMotion operation on that virtual machine can proceed.

- Regardless of the storage type or location used for the regular swap file, for the best performance, and to avoid the possibility of running out of space, swap files should not be placed on thin-provisioned storage.

With this in mind, is there a prefererence either way? In our environment, we don't anticipate any resource contention, as we've scaled our environment appropriately. With that in mind, what is the recommendation?

1) Configure the parent VM/linked clones to use local storage (15k SAS drives) for the swap file?

2) Configure the parent VM/linked clones to use a dedicated LUN (not thin-provisioned) for the swap file?

3) Leave at the default setting - store the VM swap file with the VMDK on the SAN LUN (thin-provisioned)?

If there isn't any memory contention, would vmotion performance still be reduced?

Thanks.

## DB:3.71:View 5, Parent Vm To Use Local Storage For Swap? 1c

I'm building a new View 5 environment consisting of a Compellent SAN (no SSD) and HP blades (600GB drives). We'll be using View Composer and linked clones, and DRS configured for automatic. I've been reading the VMware View Administration guide, and it states on pg67 that you can configure the parent virtual machine and linked-clone desktops to store virtual-machine swap files on the local datastore.

- Placing swap files on local storage (whether SSD or hard drive) could potentially reduce vMotion performance. This is because if a virtual machine has memory pages in a local swap file, they must be swapped in to memory before a vMotion operation on that virtual machine can proceed.

- Regardless of the storage type or location used for the regular swap file, for the best performance, and to avoid the possibility of running out of space, swap files should not be placed on thin-provisioned storage.

With this in mind, is there a prefererence either way? In our environment, we don't anticipate any resource contention, as we've scaled our environment appropriately. With that in mind, what is the recommendation?

1) Configure the parent VM/linked clones to use local storage (15k SAS drives) for the swap file?

2) Configure the parent VM/linked clones to use a dedicated LUN (not thin-provisioned) for the swap file?

3) Leave at the default setting - store the VM swap file with the VMDK on the SAN LUN (thin-provisioned)?

If there isn't any memory contention, would vmotion performance still be reduced?

Thanks.

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## DB:3.70:Swap File Keeps Increasing Until Out Of Space 87

Hello, I have a serious problem with my swap file on my 10.6 server. My server is creating swap files that are 1.06 GB each! and it will keep creating these files until it uses all available disc space which is around 40GB. At that moment, the server will basically crash. Has anyone seen this before? I have 2GB memory, could they be bad?thanks!

## DB:3.70:Swap File Keeps Increasing Until Out Of Space 87

dunne89 wrote:I have the same problem. I hav 62 swap files weighing in at 1.07GB EACH!! When i run multiple applications it says its running out of memory even though theres 100GB left on my hard drive. Im running 10.6.8. I did a reboot about a week ago and it deleted all the swap files but one, which is great, but now they've gradually built back up again and i dont kno what to do. i dont want to have to reboot every few days to be able to use my computer. any suggestions? As mentioned, what cured it for me was installing the 10.6.8 version 1.1 combo update. Even if you have already previously upgraded to 10.6.8 nothing prevents you re-running this combo update. You can download it from here http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1402It is normal for VM usage to grow over time especially if the computer is running a number of apps, but my previous problem was using up space far faster than normal and is now back to normal after running the combo update.

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## DB:3.69:Windows Server 2003 Performance Issue cf

Hi
i have 2 win2003 entSAN cluster server, each server is having 4 73.4GB 10K 2.5 SAS HDD configured as RAID5 (3 1 as hot spare) on IBM ServeRAID8i. total each server RAM is 16GB. run SAP R/3 4.7 Ent SQL 2000 ent.
RAID5 partitioning as below;
c:\ - win2003 OS,
e:\ - 4096MB swap file configured
f:\ - 4096MB swap file configured
g:\ - 4096NB swap file configured
l:\ - 13000MB swap file configured
Total swap files configured 25240
recently i saw HDD activities are high on those HDD server performance are slow, could it be due to swap file on RAID5?
is it possible for me convert RAID5 - 2xRAID1 (one RAID1 for OS, anoter RAID1 for swap files), should i add one more HDD configure as hot swap spare for both RAID1?

Thanks Regards,
Kelvin

## DB:3.69:Windows Server 2003 Performance Issue cf

Hi
i have 2 win2003 entSAN cluster server, each server is having 4 73.4GB 10K 2.5 SAS HDD configured as RAID5 (3 1 as hot spare) on IBM ServeRAID8i. total each server RAM is 16GB. run SAP R/3 4.7 Ent SQL 2000 ent.
RAID5 partitioning as below;
c:\ - win2003 OS,
e:\ - 4096MB swap file configured
f:\ - 4096MB swap file configured
g:\ - 4096NB swap file configured
l:\ - 13000MB swap file configured
Total swap files configured 25240
recently i saw HDD activities are high on those HDD server performance are slow, could it be due to swap file on RAID5?
is it possible for me convert RAID5 - 2xRAID1 (one RAID1 for OS, anoter RAID1 for swap files), should i add one more HDD configure as hot swap spare for both RAID1?

Thanks Regards,
Kelvin

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## DB:3.64:Storing Swap Files In Different Location With Vms 71

Hi, guys!

I wanna store swap files in shared storege.

I set this setting in host settings. Then make vMotion of VM to another host. Swap file change its location to shared storage but its capacity became equal ZERO KB...

No reboots, no power-off power-on operations of VM help...

Any ideas why this file don't have the size like RAM capacity??

Thanks

## DB:3.64:Storing Swap Files In Different Location With Vms 71

Hello,

Restart or a Reset not a reboot, correct? What happens with a complete power down/power up?

The Host setting affects HA, etc. and can be used as well... One way that may work is to actually do a SVMotion to move the VM from one LUN to another. The .vswp file may end up in the correct location. I have never tried this.

Some things are still per VM not per Host....

Do you have reservations in use for Memory? If you fully reserve the memory the .vswp file can be 0 bytes as it will never use it.

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## DB:3.64:Best Practices For Windows Guest Swap File? sc

Are there any advantages in putting the windows swap file on a separate virtual disk on ESX 3.0.2 or 3.5? In the physical world, this would lessen I/O contention, but I still see it done at times in VMs. Both VMDK files are in the same folder on a VMFS datastore, so does a separate VMDK file for swap really make any difference?

## DB:3.64:Best Practices For Windows Guest Swap File? sc

Hi,

Well, your Windows Swap is on separate VMDK file in the same directory as others. Well, I can't say if it's good or not. It depend of your SAN configuration. If your LUN is on streaped volume, the performance is as good as if it's on separate LUN. The SAN configuration is a very important point on your ESX infrastructure.

The second point is your Windows SWAP file configuration. Normally, Windows use the Swap file rarely...

In my compagny, our swap file is on the same LUN and same directory than the others files, except configuration files.

Olivier

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## DB:3.63:Swap File/Hdd Buffer Memory Best Setup?? m3

Please can some one advise the best size for peformance on the swap files and buffer space usage? I have upgraded the hd to a seagate 1.5TB and the elite decided to use what i would have though to be a silly amount 68GB of buffer space; also cant remember but the swap file was silly to. reduce that to 1GB...Can someone please advise whats the best for performance i.e.

2GB swap file

10GB buffer space

Or

1GB swap file with 1GB of buffer as even 1GB is more than enough i would have thought for buffer???? etc etc

## DB:3.63:Swap File/Hdd Buffer Memory Best Setup?? m3

Thanks stephenB will play around with those settings; Pete I think your referring to the setup of a PC. i have no issues with performance there ;-)

Quad Core QX6700 @3.3Ghz, 4GB-1066Mhz DDR2, 8800GTX 768MB SLI'd does the trick!

Simon

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## DB:3.63:Swap File In Xp Pro 7k

I was just curious, I have 1024 of RAM and I know at any given time at least 500 or more is free till I start running games...... BUT, even after telling Windows to get rid of all swap files on my computer and I deleted all the swap files left over..... Windows did not create any other but there is still a page file somewhere cause when I run dxdiag, it says Page File: 251 Used, 673 Available but I do have a pagefile.sys anywhere on my computer any more, I told Windows to get rid of it being as I have enough RAM so XP will NEVER have to swap.

Anyway, how can I completely eliminate this swap file that Windows is hiding on me, any help would be appreciated, thanks

## DB:3.63:Swap File In Xp Pro 7k

the numbers I get for available and used equals 924, I have 1024 on my system for physical RAM and I double checked my math, the numbers just don't add up, the Task Manager states 575 MB available but system cache is like 375 that doesn't add up to my total 1024 so I think the computer is using some kind swaping to the HD which I want to eliminate, my HD is taxed enough and I have enough physical RAM for everything I'm doing

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## DB:3.63:Muliple Swap Files On Lombard Running Panther 10.3.9 ak

My PB since yesterday notify out of memory.

Checking the system, i find the Kernel is using 500 Mb sharing three different swap files. The HD have 2 Gb free, but the kernel left only 475 Mb free.

Any have any information about it?

How to fix it.

## DB:3.63:Muliple Swap Files On Lombard Running Panther 10.3.9 ak

Hello Niel;

Thanks. But the RAM wasn't the responsible. I download Virex 7,5 Beta. This nasty software produce strange processes. First, change the password for the Root user. Converts me to an user without administrator privileges. And generates a Process that consumes a great amount of Virtual Memory.

Using Net Info Manager and Terminal fix the problem. And after delete all the files relatives to Virex, all works fine again, and I have 2 Gb free in the HD.

Be careful with Virex Beta in Panther at less.

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## DB:3.61:Dedicated Datastore For Swap On Netapp... fj

Can Windows pagefiles and VMware swap files share the same datastore? They both seem to have similar constraints regarding snapshots and replication; any reason why they can't live together?

## DB:3.61:Dedicated Datastore For Swap On Netapp... fj

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but I don't get the pagefile scenario, where did they come from?

Pagefile scenario? Sorry, I can't follow you now. You quoted my post and I don't understand to wich pagefile scenario you refer to.

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=Send "Posting" to 911 for only $999999,99!= • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.54 ## DB:3.54:Esxi Swap Datastore Usage Issue j3 Hi all, I'm new at this forum so let's begin with a short survey. I'm a french vmware engineer (excuse my bad english) certified VCP 5 for two years. I'm in charge of the vmware plateforms fo my company. We are planning to use vmware SRM for some vms. To avoid swp replication, i configured a dedicated swap datastore in HA/DRS Settings. I stopped and restarted all the vms of the SRM cluster. This time, the swap datastore is in use by all the SRM vms. After another reboot, 2/3 of the SRMS Vms dont use the swap datastore anymore, but when i browse this datastore, i see all the vswp files. All the ESX Host of this cluster are configured to use the swap datastore and all the vms are configured to use default swap settings. I sized the swap datastore as total vram used by vms + 20% How could i force the vms to use the swap datastore? Ty for answers ! ## DB:3.54:Esxi Swap Datastore Usage Issue j3 Please try vMotioning the virtual machines to another ESXi server, this is what I normally do. Also, attaching an KB article: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_UScmd=displayKCexternalId=2003956 • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.54 ## DB:3.54:Swap Files da A few questions I have:1) What are swap files?2) What are their advantages compared to swap partitions?3) How would I use them? ## DB:3.54:Swap Files da bender02 wrote:Zepp wrote: Yes, the swap partition should also be owned by root for the same reason. • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.54 ## DB:3.54:Performance: Swap Space Vs. Swap File? p8 After install of Red Hat Linux ES 3.0 UL3, I found that the swap space is set to only 2 GB. The SA claims that to increase the swap space, he must reinstall Linux because the partition is full. Another option would be to add a swap file to a free partition. Are there any issues with having swap files vs. swap space? ## DB:3.54:Performance: Swap Space Vs. Swap File? p8 You should be able to use the free partition as swap space as well, without reinstall of Linux. More information is available from the Redhat website : http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-8.0-Manual/custom-guide/s1-swap-adding.html • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.54 ## DB:3.54:My Tomcat Show Me This Error x1 Apache Tomcat/4.0.3 - HTTP Status 404 - /swap/servlet/insertemp ype Status report message /swap/servlet/StudDemo description The requested resource (/swap/servlet/StudDemo) is not available. all program of servlet it show this error please help me what will i do i copy all class files in web app/swap/Web-INF/classes/inserttemp.class but it wil not work?? it not find any servlet file help me ## DB:3.54:My Tomcat Show Me This Error x1 its now working?? there is problem in my path setting thank you • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.54 ## DB:3.54:-Xmx Parameter s9 Is there any limit to the amount of memory I can allocate in the -Xmx parameter? Can I have more than the physical amount of RAM (using swap files on the hard disk)? ## DB:3.54:-Xmx Parameter s9 Try it. • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.54 ## DB:3.54:How To Query Machine Swap Space Information xs Is there an API in Java to query machine swap space information (free, total)? For example, I see this information printed at the bottom of hot spot error files: Memory: 4k page, physical 2097151k(1443232k free), swap 4194303k(3383008k free) So, I know the JVM has the information. I haven't been able to find it in the API. Thanks. - Kevin ## DB:3.54:How To Query Machine Swap Space Information xs [http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/management/index.html] • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.54 ## DB:3.54:Vmkernel Swap cs Hi, If I understand the vmkernel swap file is now not a single file located on a vmfs volume but is multiple swap files located on the vm's config directory. Am I right ? So if I am right, what space do I need to reserved on the vmfs volume that hold the vm's vmx dir in case swap is needed for a vm ? Thank you Dominic ## DB:3.54:Vmkernel Swap cs Excellent work... Rob, if I could give you the "Correct" points for this thread, I would! Paul • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.53 ## DB:3.53:Swap Space sp I am running Ubuntu 14.04 host and windows 8 in the Vm Player. I get a message that states "VMware Player recommends 1 GB of system swap space for the set of currently running virtual machines. 0 bytes of system swap space is available". Can someone please tell me how to increase the Vm swap space. Also I read there is an increase in performance if the Vm files are stored on a separate drive, if it's not too much trouble, how would I go about doing so? Thank you for any help. Cheers ## DB:3.53:Swap Space sp Create swap space, follow below link. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.53 ## DB:3.53:Performance: Swap Space Vs. Swap File? pd After install of Red Hat Linux ES 3.0 UL3, I found that the swap space is set to only 2 GB. The SA claims that to increase the swap space, he must reinstall Linux because the partition is full. Another option would be to add a swap file to a free partition. Are there any issues with having swap files vs. swap space? ## DB:3.53:Performance: Swap Space Vs. Swap File? pd The only issues I have noticed with swap file: - it is a file visible to the user community and could be accidently erased; - it is managed by the file system and has a number of extra layers of software controlling it, therefore can be modestly slower than a swap partition. IMO, neither of these should be a significant problem in a well administered system. But swap file is a 'workaround' and should be considered a temporary solution. • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.53 ## DB:3.53:Help! Hardrive Swap? ds My question is recently got my Inspiron 1100 P4 2.0G wet. Hardrive is fine. Do I have to find the exact same model and hardware to swap the hardrive? Seems like a duanting task. I am hoping any 1100 will work. Man I need these files! Thanks ## DB:3.53:Help! Hardrive Swap? ds thanks. then i have an option. • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.50 ## DB:3.50:L355 And P205 Harddrive Swap?? d3 I have a P205 and just got an L355. Can I just swap the HD's in these so I don't have to reload all my graphic software and files? Or are there specific drivers for each machine on the HD's? Solved! Go to Solution. ## DB:3.50:L355 And P205 Harddrive Swap?? d3 Well, yes and no. Sure, you should be able to swap the hard drives. They are standard and drivers make no difference (as long as the BIOS supports your drive size). But as previously posted, Windows will detect the massive change in hardware and force you to "re-authenticate" your version of Windows. If you own a legit copy of Windows, no problem. At worst, you'll have to call the customer service number (800) and get a new code, but it's no big deal if you are legit. It will take about 5 minutes. I've done it several times. If you do not own a legit copy of Windows... Well... Shame on you! *smile* On a parting note, if you have the ability to reinstall all of your software (i.e. you have all the legit CD's/DVD's) I would highly recommend you go that route anyway- no matter how painful. Remember, over the months, as you install and uninstall software, the Windows directory can get very large with left over garbage which should be flushed anyway. I personally format my drives and reinstall Windows every 6 months or so just as a general practice. Your performance will be better and you can make sure you have all the latest updates. I have an external drive for all of my critical data and backups. Just my$0.02 worth.

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.48

## DB:3.48:I/O Sizing Relocated Vm Swap Files m9

Hi,

We are looking to use the new VI3.5 feature of relocating the VM swap files to an alternate datastore.

We beleive this will be a significant cost saving because we will not only free up space on our datastores, but we don't have to replicate this data to our DR site, saving on more storage and replication bandwidth.

I wondered if any of you have done the same, and wondered if you had a sizing strategy for the number of swaps you would allow on a single LUN / vmfs datastore?

For example, we have well over 200 VM's split across around 20 LUNs in our primary HA and DRS cluster, but I'm reluctant to place 200 VM swap files on a single LUN for fear of degraded VM performance due to disk I/O and scsi locking on the 'swap file' vmfs datastore.

However, isn't it true that VM swap files only get written to when memory on the ESX host is sparse? ...and obviously when the swap is created when powering on the VM! So maybe disk I/O and scsi locking won't be an issue in an environment with comfortable amounts of free physical RAM?

Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I was thinking maybe storing no more than 50-100 VM swap files on a single vmfs datastore....does this sound ok to you?

Alex

## DB:3.48:I/O Sizing Relocated Vm Swap Files m9

Yep - no worries. It's all just to get a rough idea. I'll let you know how it goes!

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.48

## DB:3.48:Is There Any Way I Can Swap Swf Files Using The Swap Image Behavior k1

Hello again my friends, got another question.

## DB:3.48:Is There Any Way I Can Swap Swf Files Using The Swap Image Behavior k1

Hi

As David says you cannot do this using the built-in swap image behavior.

But, it is possible, and will depend on your javascript/actionscript skills, (I use jQuery as it is simpler for such effects). The basic premise is that you allow the swf's, (or flv's) to load onto the page, (it may increase loading time considerably) then use javascript to hide them, much the same as inserting an swf inside an accordion and controlling this

It will however require that you use actionscript event handlers in your swf's to allow stop and play on the swf's from javascript.

PZ

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.48

## DB:3.48:Only The First Swap File Is Enabled At Reboot mx

With MUI i was able to manage only one swap file.

I'm using vmkfstools -k to create and vmkfstools -w to enable more the one swap file.

However, if the server is rebooted only one swap file is activated.

Is it possible to place the vmkfstools -w command(s) into /etc/rc.local to activate the additional swap files at boot?

Is there another solution?

## DB:3.48:Only The First Swap File Is Enabled At Reboot mx

With MUI i was able to manage only one swap file.

I'm using vmkfstools -k to create and vmkfstools -w to enable more the one swap file.

However, if the server is rebooted only one swap file is activated.

Is it possible to place the vmkfstools -w command(s) into /etc/rc.local to activate the additional swap files at boot?

Is there another solution?

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.47

## DB:3.47:Swap On Local Storage Will I Able To Perform A Vmotion pj

Dear team,

I want to migrate vm1 from esxi1 to esxi2 , VM files are stored on shared storage except swap file stored on local storage . just want to confirm will i able to migrate this VM sucessfully if VM is poweredon.

regards

mr VMware

## DB:3.47:Swap On Local Storage Will I Able To Perform A Vmotion pj

Hi there,

I am also looking at putting some local storage into our hosts for vSWP.

You mention that the original vswp file becomes an orphan, does the host not delete the file or does this 'have' to be done manually.

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.45

## DB:3.45:Problem With Swap Files After Reboot. kf

Hello
I have installed Solaris 10 10/09 s10x_u8wos_08a on a Sun Fire X4140.
The file system is UFS.
I wish to add more swap space
I have created these two files under /export/home:
-rw------T 1 root root 5368709120 Jun 16 10:12 newswap
-rw------T 1 root root 2147483648 Jun 16 10:38 newswap2

When I enter swap -a /export/home/newswap, the command succeeds and I can see the additional swapspace with swap -l.

I have the following configuration in /etc/vfstab

# cat /etc/vfstab
#device device mount FS fsck mount mount
#to mount to fsck point type pass at boot options
#
fd - /dev/fd fd - no -
/proc - /proc proc - no -
/dev/dsk/c1t5d0s1 - - swap - no -
/dev/dsk/c1t5d0s0 /dev/rdsk/c1t5d0s0 / ufs 1 no -
/dev/dsk/c1t5d0s7 /dev/rdsk/c1t5d0s7 /export/home ufs 2 yes -
/export/home/newswap - - swap - no -
/export/home/newswap2 - - swap - no -
/devices - /devices devfs - no -
sharefs - /etc/dfs/sharetab sharefs - no -
ctfs - /system/contract ctfs - no -
objfs - /system/object objfs - no -
swap - /tmp tmpfs - yes -

Although it is supposed to work, after reboot, the only mounted swap file is /dev/dsk/c1t5d0s1.
The two file under /export/home aren't mounted as swap. Why?
Can anybody give me some help on this issue?
Thanks

## DB:3.45:Problem With Swap Files After Reboot. kf

I reinstalled Solaris 10 but this time I used ZFS instead.
I created a new zfs swap volume with zfs create -V 5gb rpool/swap2 and I added the following line in /etc/vfstab

/dev/zvol/dsk/rpool/swap2 - - swap - no -

Then new swap space now works.

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.42

## DB:3.42:Srm And Vm Swap Files 3d

Hey all,

Just wondering if someone can confirm whether or not SRM 1.0 Update 1 has fixed the issue of multiple VM Swap Files after a failover?

Thanks

Lofty

## DB:3.42:Srm And Vm Swap Files 3d

Yes, this issue was fixed in U1.

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.42

## DB:3.42:Esx: Cpu And Swap File State Snmp Variables Needed 1k

Hello VMWare Team,

for longterm Monitoring via SNMP I would like to get the CPU Performance in percent for the ESX Server and not only for the Service Console. Also the State of the Swap Files would be very interesting.

Regards,

U-Rise

## DB:3.42:Esx: Cpu And Swap File State Snmp Variables Needed 1k

I'd also like to see CPU useage for the physical host under SNMP. Is this being worked on? Any idea of timeframe? I've installed vmktree but it would be far more useful to see utilization of all my host servers on one page using the same interface that we are monitoring the rest of the network (MRTG).

Thanks.

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.42

## DB:3.42:Direct Ethernet Network jx

Hi.
Is it possible for me to connect my Macbook Pro to my iMac G4 using ethernet so I can swap files between them?
If so, how?
Thanks
Chris

## DB:3.42:Direct Ethernet Network jx

Yes. See one of the links provided and use Mac Help to find information on computer-to-computer networks. It's pretty much the same thing as a normal home network. But since you already have a home network it would be a lot easier to simply connect the computers to the network and then use file sharing to transfer data between computers.

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.39

## DB:3.39:Swap File And Memory Usage cf

Hi Guys, I have a question about how swap files and how memory are used. I am aware that swap files are used in order to overprivision the memory, by reserving RAM you can prevent swap file usage. My question is, how does VMWare decide what must reside in memory and what in swap when RAM is not reserved?

The reason why I ask is we have a fair mixture of very busy and idle machines. Is the theory that we should rather swap on the idle machines and reserve on the busy machines?

Thanks!

Jacques

## DB:3.39:Swap File And Memory Usage cf

My question is, how does VMWare decide what must reside in memory and what in swap when RAM is not reserved?

This is done at the guest level not ESX level, your guest OS decides what swaps. The only thing you are doing with reserved RAM is that the guest OS doesn't have to use a swap file to get the RAM its allocated, so when it's reserved it's ALWAYS available.

Is the theory that we should rather swap on the idle machines and reserve on the busy machines?

No that's not quite it, busy machines vs idle is irrelevant. What you want is active and granted memory usage, which performance monitoring will tell you. If you have an active VM with 4GB and swap, and an idle machine with 1GB and reserved, there is no guarantee that 4GB VM won't need more RAM, or 1GB is enough. The problem with reservation is you can't share it or allocate it with other VM's so your consolidation and ESX host will become limited. The best thing to do is monitor RAM usage how much is the guest OS actually using, not how much it's allocated.

The Guest OS (i.e. Windows 2008) may take all the RAM it sees, so that's not really 'using' the RAM, part of it is cache. Therefore you have to look inside the guest, see how much is RAM how much is cache, and how much is allocated, how much is granted to the VM and how much the VM has in ACTIVE use, those are the key indicators that will tell you RAM to setup for VM's.

Pools do a wonderful job with this, so you can put high priority on your busy machines and low on idle and put them in pools big enough to give enough RAM to use, and don't reserve ANY of them to start. Then monitor them, I think you will find that ESX 4.0 does a marvelous job of managing this for you.

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.39

## DB:3.39:Sharing Files With Host md

How do I setup file sharing so host/guest can swap files?

## DB:3.39:Sharing Files With Host md

Not sure how you do it. Do I have to add a new network place or something.

host: XP

guestL win2k

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.38

## DB:3.38:[Solved]New Mkinitcpio 0.12.0-1 Messes Up Static Encrypted Swap/Resume 8k

With mkinitcpio 0.12.0-1 my encrypted swap device doesnt get openend anymore. I have set up a system following the wiki here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LU … sk_support The swap is not opened anymore a boot time and the creating volatile files hook in systemd gets a timeout. No swap is created during bootup.

FWIW: my hooks array:
HOOKS=base udev shutdown autodetect modconf block filesystems usbinput keymap encrypt openswap resume fsck

## DB:3.38:[Solved]New Mkinitcpio 0.12.0-1 Messes Up Static Encrypted Swap/Resume 8k

Thanks for pointing to updated wiki. Youve saved me from being grey-haired.

Last edited by post-factum (2012-12-15 14:17:49)

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.38

## DB:3.38:Moving Swap Files To New Storage dc

I am running esx 3.5i on two clustered server with all storage on a EMC SAN, we are currently in the process of moving to a new SAN I have migrated all the VM's to the new SAN but cannot move the swap files for the ESX servers. If I break the connection to the old SAN will ESX recreate the swap files on the new SAN or the HOST machine? Or not at all? What is the best practice for this?

## DB:3.38:Moving Swap Files To New Storage dc

Sorry to all I failed to explain fully what the issue is.. The swap files I am referring to are the ESX server swap files These are on a Cx500 san and I am trying to move them to a new san. In the jpg below they are named 200_swap and 220_swap. They contain the var and downloads folder also the uwswap file. Will I have to break the cluster or can I reeconfigure the setting to point to the new SAN? Again thanks for all the help

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.38

## DB:3.38:Swaping Flash Files 9f

Hi,

Is it possible to swap flash files using dreamweaver similiar to the wave I can swam images using the behavioral feature in DW?

e.g. i want to place 3 images on a page, with one large flash in the middle. each time i click on an image the flash in the middle will swap.

I do not have any code for tat\\hat - i want to know how to do it.

Anyone...?

Thank you...

## DB:3.38:Swaping Flash Files 9f

Why not just make it all in Flash including the images? The image button could change the displayed Flash content in a number of ways such as playing a different movie clip, advancing the timeline, oe loading in an external movie.

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.38

## DB:3.38:Swap Files pz

How can you tell how many swap files exist and/or how full or empty they may be... thanks... Van

## DB:3.38:Swap Files pz

That's the way they go, each new one gets bigger:

64MB
64MB
128MB
256MB
512MB
1GB
2GB

-Doug

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.37

## DB:3.37:Swap File af

Good day, I have a question about swap files. If I create a virtual machine with 1vcpu, 2gb ram, and am not using a resource pool, then I see that my swap file is 2GB in size. I understand that, so far. If I use memory reservation of 1GB, my swap will be 1GB. Understand that part as well. What I don't understand is, when this file will be used? I've read some links on web, and I see it has nothing to do with the windows page file. If I have a VM with 1GB of vram and all of that 1GB is being used, I would think that windows is going to start writing to the pagefile, which will kill performance. Unless I am wrong and that is when this swap file is used?

Any assist?

MN

## DB:3.37:Swap File af

There is a slight memory overhead that is needed by the vmkernel -

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.37

## DB:3.37:What Are The Folders In Dedicated Swap Disk? 88

I have a dedicated swap disk that was installed new with nothing on it. There are now folders in it including, 256, 1024, data, and full. None of the files in them are current and are starting to take up a lot of space. Does anyone know what they're for and can the files be deleted?

## DB:3.37:What Are The Folders In Dedicated Swap Disk? 88

Thank you very much!

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.36

## DB:3.36:Swap Files 7f

What is the difference between a fixed-sized swap file and a variable? How do I access this info on the PC and how do I change it if necessary? -L

## DB:3.36:Swap Files 7f

I have 128mb ram and a 20gb hd. I set the virtual memory min/max to 256. Started to have problems with browser home page opening. Reset it to allowing windows to manage. Browser and email problem cleared up. When I checked the system.ini after resetting to windows default there was a new setting there "paging=on". I think by defining the swap file you are probably turning of paging off and as you go through a few pages you will probably run out of memory very quickly and may run into problems.

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.35

## DB:3.35:Multiple Swap Files 3c

How to troubleshoot if multiple swap files occurred in virtual machine o esx host?

## DB:3.35:Multiple Swap Files 3c

As mentioned by a_nut_in, that's by design. ESXi 5.x creates one swap file for the guest's memory and - that's new with ESXi 5.x - one for the virtual machine's overhead memory (see VMX Swap Files)

Andr

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.35

## DB:3.35:Ciscoworks Dmgtd Swap Space z1

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3256906#3256906

The services that are recommended to be auto or manual are set properly. If I try to start the LMS daemon, I get this error.

C:\Program Files\CSCOpxnet start crmdmgtd

The service is not responding to the control function.

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2186.

I have the same error as in the thread:

---------- SYSLOG.LOG

Mar 30 14:19:03 127.0.0.1 dmgtd: ERROR : System swap space is not configured properly.

Mar 30 14:19:03 127.0.0.1 dmgtd: ERROR : Configure swap space and start Daemon Manager.

How do I configure 'swap space'?

Thanks

## DB:3.35:Ciscoworks Dmgtd Swap Space z1

Hi ,

Please try the belwo step and let me know how it works !!!

Try to Reset the Casuser  as below :

go to Command Prompt :

NMSROOT\CSCOpx\setup\support resetCasuser.exe

then try to Restart the Daemon Manager . If issue still exist then attach the Erro Sceen shot and syslog.log (If possible)

Thanks--

Afroj

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.34

## DB:3.34:Swap File Location f7

What are the views as to the best place for swap files??

We are configuring an ESX3x on SAN attached hardware, should the host swap file(s) be located on local disk or is there any advantage/disadvantage to locating it on the SAN??

I presume that guest swap files will be located on volumes associated witht he guest on the SAN

## DB:3.34:Swap File Location f7

Guys

Thanks for your comments which confirm that we're doing the right thing

Rdgs martin

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.34

## DB:3.34:How Is The Practice Exam Questions "D"? ff

Install and Configure ESX Server

When installing ESX Server, you can create and activate a VMkernel swap file. Which is a true statement about VMkernel swap files?

A) The VMkernel swap file is used whenever a virtual machine runs out of memory.

B) If you have configured a large enough Service Console swap space, the VMkernel can use it too.

C) You should create a VMkernel swap file that is at least half the size of your server's memory.

D) The size of your VMkernel swap file affects how many virtual machines you can boot up.

VMkernel is there in case the VM's run out of physical memory and the baloon driver does not help. CONSOLE memory determines how many VM's you can start up (192MB for x number of vm's, etc)

The answers say its D, but I think it is A.. what say you?

## DB:3.34:How Is The Practice Exam Questions "D"? ff

Thank you!

My test is in an hour and 15, I may owe you!

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.34

## DB:3.34:Swap Files a7

In a recent Emazing Windows Tip of The Day, I was told to defragment my C drive to speed things up. I was also told that I needed to defragment my "Swap Files". What are swap files? Is it necessary to also defragment them? If so, how do you do so?

## DB:3.34:Swap Files a7

How do I resolve the error “Locate Free PCI Resources for Creative Sound Card” or "Could Not Install Service Vectors" that may occur with the SoundBlaster Live! Value Sound Card in Windows® 98?

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.34

## DB:3.34:Swap Files On Host Machines as

In my attempt to configure a well-optimized VM (Linux as a secondary OS), I was wondering if it is a good idea to use a virtualized Linux swap file, or if I should just run Linux without swap and rely on the OS X host to provide the swap. e.g. allocating 1 GB RAM to the Linux VM instead of allocating 512 MB to the VM and set a 512 MB swap partition on the VM hard disk file.

Instinctively, Id say the former should be the best approach. since it removes an emulation layer. Ive read some forum postings and FAQs, but wasnt able to make an informed decision.

Has someone performed performance tests in boths scenarios? What if the official word (if any) from Parallels? Or does it just not matter?

## DB:3.34:Swap Files On Host Machines as

I havent done any testing, but I can tell you that any RAM you allocate to the guest appears to be allocated from physical RAM and not swapped. My experiments show the sweet spot to with Win2k on a 2gb MBP ot be 768k for the guest, and 850 to 1024 for Parallels (doesnt seem to matter in that range). YMMV.

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.34

## DB:3.34:How Can Search Show Another Attribute In A Traverse m9

We have a request to have a report for UNIX hosts that shows many attributes, including swap size. The only way I can figure out to do that from the Host is "TRAVERSE Mounter:FileSystemMount:MountedFileSystem:FileSystem WHERE 'swap' IN name" then Show "#Mounter:FileSystemMount:MountedFileSystem:FileSystem.size", but I can't figure out how to do that. I don't want to report the size of all the files, just the Swap file. Or is there another way to get swap size?

## DB:3.34:How Can Search Show Another Attribute In A Traverse m9

What I imagined was doing these 2 searches below and combining them, but it looks like "Named node sets" can't help there either. Worst case I'll generate 2 separate reports. The user (our Disaster Recovery company) also has to answer my question about how to report when a Host has 5 Swap files, as at least one Host does.

// Hosts with 'swap' file systems (Bob)

search Host where os_class matches 'UNIX'

show name as 'name',

os as 'discovered_os_name',

ram AS 'memory_size',

explode #Mounter:FileSystemMount:MountedFileSystem:FileSystem.name as 'File System Name',

#Mounter:FileSystemMount:MountedFileSystem:FileSystem.size as 'swap_memory_size'

...

process with where (@3 has subword 'swap')

search Host where os_class matches 'UNIX'

process with where (not #Mounter:FileSystemMount:MountedFileSystem:FileSystem.name has subword 'swap')

show name as 'name',

os as 'discovered_os_name',

ram AS 'memory_size',

'' as 'File System Name',

'' as 'swap_memory_size'

...

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.32

## DB:3.32:Creation Of Coredump And Swap Files Using Kickstart? f3

I'm at a loss. I'm using Altiris RDP to deploy ESX 2.11 to HpBl20P Blades with Compaq SmartArrays. I need to automate/create Coredump and Swap file partitions thru the kickstart files without human intervention. I have tried these configurations below, but I still need to format the Partitions as VMFS-2 and name them in Storage Management, then create the swap file Swap configuration in ESX.

\# Clear Partitions

clearpart --all

\# Partitioning

part /boot --size 51 --ondisk cciss/c0d0

part / --size 2500 --ondisk cciss/c0d0

part swap --size 4096 --ondisk cciss/c0d0

part /coredump --size 20000 --ondisk cciss/c0d0

************************************************

\# Clear Partitions

clearpart --all

\# Partitioning

part /boot --fstype ext3 --size 51 --ondisk cciss/c0d0

part / --fstype ext3 --size 2500 --ondisk cciss/c0d0

part swap --fstype swap --size 4096 --ondisk cciss/c0d0

part /coredump --fstype ext3 --size 20000 --ondisk cciss/c0d0

Any Informed Ideas ?

Thanks in advance for any help.

## DB:3.32:Creation Of Coredump And Swap Files Using Kickstart? f3

Skearney,

Thanks for the wealth of Info from the VM Noob. I will have to try this out!

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.30

## DB:3.30:Access Database Temp File Location Setting 8k

Access database accdb temp or swap file locations?
I want to move swapping and temp file storage of access database files to a local disk location.

Where can I set the temp / swap file locations for ms access accdb files in Access or the platform?

## DB:3.30:Access Database Temp File Location Setting 8k

HI,
I want to move swapping and temp file storage of access database files to a local disk location.
As far as I know, Access temp files are stored in local disk C:\Users\user name\AppData\Local\Temp\folder.
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• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.30

## DB:3.30:Storage Vmotion Handling Of Swap Files kc

I have a question about how Storage VMotion handles virtual machine swap files.

My understanding of Storage VMotion is that it will move the home

directory of the virtual machine (config, swap, log files etc) to the new

location and then the virtual machine disk files.

My question is, if the virtual machine swap file is not

located in the home directory will it get moved?

Our configuration

currently has the swap file located on a separate volume to that of the config

and vmdk disk files so that it is excluded from the underlying storage

technology snapshot schedules to save disk space and we need to free this vmswap volume - preferrably without an outage.

thanks

Bryan

## DB:3.30:Storage Vmotion Handling Of Swap Files kc

Hello,

It will allow you to select the VMDKs to move and the sundry files that reside with the VMDKs. I do not think it will move the vSwp file if it is separate from the configuration files. But I have yet to try that myself. I would choose a test VM and use SVMotion on it to verify the behavior.

Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

====

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SearchVMware Blog: http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/

Blue Gears Blogs - http://www.itworld.com/ and http://www.networkworld.com/community/haletky

As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.30

## DB:3.30:What Is The Max Size Of A Vswp File? mz

What is the maximum size of a VM swap file? Perhaps, the better question is what is the maximum VM swap file size that can be activated by the VMKernel? I was able to create a 126 GB swap file but received an error when trying to activate it. I can create two 60 GB files alternately but am still wondering the max size?

## DB:3.30:What Is The Max Size Of A Vswp File? mz

The max swapfile size is 64G, with a maximum of 8 active swap files and a maximum amount of swap something less than 8*64G (but I don't remember, and I doubt it matters!)

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## DB:3.30:[Resolved]Grub Cant Find A Swap Partition 7k

grub cant find a swap parition for resume hibernation

here is my config files in mkinitcpio.conf
HOOKS=base resume udev autodetect modconf block filesystems keyboard fsck

## DB:3.30:[Resolved]Grub Cant Find A Swap Partition 7k

lucke wrote:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Su … al_ramdisk says where the resume hook should in placed in relation to other hooks.

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## DB:3.29:Anyone Putting Their Osx "Swap Files" On A Separate Hdd? Any Improvement? 9c

wondering whether logic's performance would improve?

## DB:3.29:Anyone Putting Their Osx "Swap Files" On A Separate Hdd? Any Improvement? 9c

two heads are better than one?

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## DB:3.29:Windows Explorer Window Layoutis It Possible To Switch Swap The Location Of The Details Pane And The Preview Pane j3

Is it possible to switch (swap) the location of the Details pane and the Preview Pane?

## DB:3.29:Windows Explorer Window Layoutis It Possible To Switch Swap The Location Of The Details Pane And The Preview Pane j3

Unfortunately, no. The panes are set where they are (well, actually the details pane can be moved from the top to the bottom:http://www.askvg.com/how-to-move-show-details-pane-at-top-in-windows-vista-explorer/).
Otherwise, they can be re-siized but they cannot be moved to a different location or rearranged (except as noted above). The Preview pane cannnot be moved at all - just resized (and it certainly can't be swapped with the details pane or any other pane).
Those feature settingsare not built into Vista.
Sorry.
Good luck!

Lorien - MCSE/MCSA/Network+/A+ --- If this post helps to resolve your issue, please click the "Mark as Answer" or "Helpful" button at the top of this message. By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.

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## DB:3.29:Swap File Location And Datastores sp

Hi, in a ESXi 5 cluster via edit properties a swap file location can be specified for VMs - I'd like to ask whether more than one datastore can be specified to host swapfiles and designate specific VM swap files to certain datastores?

Also, whether there is any best practice for swap datastore size based on number or size of VMs?

Thanks

## DB:3.29:Swap File Location And Datastores sp

Hi

You can specify the swap file location on a per vm basis so you could have loads of datastores that have specific swap files located on them. Via Host profiles you could ensure that certain machines have their swap files located to various locations also.

As for best practices, it's really on a per instance basis as everyone's environment is different and so it comes down to the classic "it depends" answer. Personally and from experience i haven't seen a large advantage to moving the swap files off the datastore but I have deployed it for clients before where this was done for SRM reasons.

Gregg

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## DB:3.28:Esx 2.5.2 Scripted Install - Vmware Swapfile Configuration 83

Hi,

I have been performing an unattended ESX installation using a custom written ks.cfg /b file.

I have noticed an anomaly with respect to the VMware swap file configuration I would like to confirm with you folks.

Ks.cfg extract

:

:

:

#Vmware Swap config

vmswap --volume="localvmfssat0010" --size="16384" --name "SwapFile.vswp"

:

:

:

/code

What I have noticed is that if you view the SwapFile configuration from the MUI it shows up as follows.

\----

Active Swap Files

, SwapFile.vswp[/b]

Swap Space 16.0 G (16.0 G available)

Configured Swap Files

localvmfssat0010 (vmhba4:0:0:5), SwapFile.vswp ..

Swap Space 16.0 G

Activation Policy Active at system startup

\----

/code

My first observation is that the Active Swap File sections shows the filename as, SwapFile.vswp without the preceding vmfs?

If I check a server that has manually been built is shows the full name i.e.

localvmfssat0001 (vmhba4:0:0:9), SwapFile.vswp

in both the Active Swap Files and Configured Swap Files sections.

Also if you perform a

\# cat /proc/vmware/swap stats

extract

localvmfssat0010:0:0:0 SwapFile.vswp

On a manually built server it shows up the vmhba reference and not the friendly vmfs name.

vmhba4:0:0:9 SwapFile.vswp

Can anyone shed any light on the above ?

Michael.

## DB:3.28:Esx 2.5.2 Scripted Install - Vmware Swapfile Configuration 83

Incidentally, I have raised a call with VMware regarding this (if only so they are aware and have a record of it) and fully expect them to confirm it is a bug.

Once they have done so, I will post the bug number here.

I hope this helps.

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## DB:3.28:Help Me To Free Up Some Space In Swap Location 1d

All,

Can a anyone tell me, how to delete unwanted files in swap file location in ESX server, not in VM. I have given 1.6GB of space to my swap partition. Now its getting full (above 80%). I have a plan to extend the partition as 2GB. Until then, i want to maintain atleast 40% of free space out of 1.6GB.

For more understanding:

It would be appreciated, if anyone give me the step by step procedure to delete unwanted files from swap partition. Some useful links would also be appreciated.

Thanks,

Ganesh

## DB:3.28:Help Me To Free Up Some Space In Swap Location 1d

SC swap is not related to VM memory or swap.

There must be some SC jobs that are consuming all your SC memory.

When you can, I suggest an host reboot to kill this jobs.

To try to manually find them you can use the top command and watch the %MEM coloum.

Andre

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## DB:3.28:/Tmp 100% Full dm

Hello,

I have a problem

cd /tmp
rm -rf *
df -h

Filesystem size used avail capacity Mounted on

swap 2.0G 2.0G 0K 100% /tmp

As you can see all files from /tmp

## DB:3.28:/Tmp 100% Full dm

Run the following two commands:

df -k /tmp
du -sk /tmp

What is the output?

'*' doesn't match every file.

--
Darren

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## DB:3.28:Help On Oracle 10g Installation 8p

Hi,

Installed Oracle 10g developer suites and Business Intelligence on to my laptop, When checking for swap files, installation failed because available file size is not enough.

Question is how do i increase the swap files for me to continue my installation successfully?

Renzo Van Chester

## DB:3.28:Help On Oracle 10g Installation 8p

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## DB:3.28:Host Loses Access To Userworld Swap File For An Hour. ka

I have a SAN that needs to come down for maintenance. On that SAN are the userworld swap files for the seven VMware hosts in the infrastructure. The hosts all have flash drives and so we put the scratchconfig location on the SAN with separate subdirectories, one for each host. If I can avoid it, I don't want to make a new scratchconfig location because that requires rebooting each host. My question is will my seven hosts work ok without the scratchconfig userworld swap files for about an hour? Mike

## DB:3.28:Host Loses Access To Userworld Swap File For An Hour. ka

I have a SAN that needs to come down for maintenance. On that SAN are the userworld swap files for the seven VMware hosts in the infrastructure. The hosts all have flash drives and so we put the scratchconfig location on the SAN with separate subdirectories, one for each host. If I can avoid it, I don't want to make a new scratchconfig location because that requires rebooting each host. My question is will my seven hosts work ok without the scratchconfig userworld swap files for about an hour? Mike

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## DB:3.28:Vm Swap File Location In Labmanager? k9

How can I move VM swap files from its default location?

Every time I deploy configuration VM creates a swap files in same folder. I have tried changing swap file location inside *.vmx files but it did not work.

does LM prevents having swap file on different storage?

Thanks!

## DB:3.28:Vm Swap File Location In Labmanager? k9

i think there is a way to do it by modifying the vmx file but not sure if this will affect the LM functionality, let me see how and i'll let you know, I'll be away for a while.

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## DB:3.28:No Swap Space Is Configured Or None Is Active In Esx 2.1 jj

I installed ESX Server 2.1 and had free space left over that I wish to use for swap files since I received a warning message stating "No swap space is configured or none is active". How do I go about successfully completing this task?

## DB:3.28:No Swap Space Is Configured Or None Is Active In Esx 2.1 jj

Gentlemen,

I believe we have isolated the issue. Upon review of the basic hardware specs it has been noted that VMFS requires a SCSI and NOT and ADI controller.

Randy

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## DB:3.28:Snapshot And Vmdk Files zm

Hello,

we need to separate snapshot and delta from the vmdk files.

How can we store those files on a separate lun?

I found out, that with the "sched.swap.dir" option i can put the swap file to another disk. Is ther a similar option for the snapshot files?

thanks

## DB:3.28:Snapshot And Vmdk Files zm

I actually called VMware on this issue because we crashed a VM by allowing the delta files to grow to large and then fill up the C: drive that was a LUN and it took down the server. However, back to topic, VMware says that it is not possible to separate the delta files and that they must all be stored on the source dir.

If you ask me, this is a flaw and something VMware should consider changing in a revision :P

Good luck!

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## DB:3.26:Vmware Swap File Host Cache Swapping px

Hi Guys,

in vSphere 5 a new concept of Host Cache swapping is introduced. just want to know is it best practice to use host cache for storing the VM swap files rather than storing it to same of folder of VM. If it is then what is the benefit plz suggest.

regards

VINAY

## DB:3.26:Vmware Swap File Host Cache Swapping px

VINAY SINGH wrote:

in vSphere 5 a new concept of Host Cache swapping is introduced. just want to know is it best practice to use host cache for storing the VM swap files rather than storing it to same of folder of VM. If it is then what is the benefit plz suggest.

The Host Cache feature is intended to be used with a local SSD disk if you find it likely to be experiencing large amounts of vmkernel swapping. The host cache is a "first hit" instance for all local VMs, but they will still have their ordinary vswp file in their VM folder. Once (if) the local SSD swap store is full the VM swap files will be used as usual.

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## DB:3.26:Dedicated Lun For Swap File 8k

As mentioned in best practice,we have a dedicate LUN(512GB) to store swap file of vms in a vmfarm.

Now we need to have more space to store the swap files.

One way is to extend the datastore(add 512GB LUN).

But if i want to create another separate datastore(say 512GB) to store swap files,is it possible for esx hosts to identify more than one datastores to store the swap file.?I found there is no option to identify two dedicated datastore for swap file storage.

Am i right?

## DB:3.26:Dedicated Lun For Swap File 8k

Hi there habibalby,

Agree with you however as rsaha mentions the NetAPP best practices recommends seperating out the swap file in order to conserve snapshot space and replication bandwidth. I also vaguely remember NetAPP also recommend putting the swap locally if you are using NFS mounts for performance.

While this is a recommendation from NetAPP I would look at the reasons why they are saying you should do this and then offset this against the additional complexity to manage it, i.e. ensuring your swap datastore does not run out of space. As mentioned we stick with the VMware defaults and recommendation in regards to the VM swap file while acknowledging the additional snapshot space requirement and replication traffic. Since the swap file is seldom (read never used) in our environment apart from the initial replication this does not add much additional overhead to our replication environment. It is also nice to have an additional buffer that you can remove if a VMFS datastore ever runs out of space, i.e. power down a VM and immediately free up some space

Just my 2c worth

Kind regards.

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## DB:3.26:Unlock Locked Swap File? ks

I cant start a vm because the vm swap file is locked. I lost access to the storage while the vm was powered on. Anytime I have locked files I usually have to reboot, does anyone have a trick to unlocking this file? It doesnt show in lsof ... here is the vmkwarning error

Jan 8 11:12:54 esx-02 vmkernel: 3:18:58:27.397 cpu2:1167)WARNING: Swap: vm 1168: 1528: Failed to open swap file '/volumes/4580328b-e1412955-0353-003048238adb/win2k3-test-01/win2k3-test-01-eef18426.vswp': Lock was not free

Jan 8 11:12:54 esx-02 vmkernel: 3:18:58:27.397 cpu2:1167)WARNING: Swap: vm 1168: 2448: Failed to initialize swap file '/volumes/4580328b-e1412955-0353-003048238adb/win2k3-test-01/win2k3-test-01-eef18426.vswp'

Thanks

## DB:3.26:Unlock Locked Swap File? ks

same problem here ... rebooting the affected esx host system is the only solution, vmkernel resets the lock state at starting:

Apr 4 13:42:02 esx01 vmkernel: 0:00:04:30.926 cpu6:1060)FS3: 1714: Checking if lock holders are live for lock [type 10c00001 offset 24256512 v 14, hb offset

3240960

Apr 4 13:42:02 esx01 vmkernel: gen 21, mode 1, owner 460d8fd1-4d78c77f-cf3b-001517197a0c mtime 545]

Apr 4 13:42:02 esx01 vmkernel: 0:00:04:30.926 cpu6:1060)FS3: 752: Clearing stale owner for lock[type 10c00001 offset 24256512 v 14, hb offset 3240960

any way to do this step on an running system?!

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## DB:3.24:How To Access Phone Files Or Move Files From Phone Memory To Sd 87

Hi all!! Mike here.

say, how do you access the the file manager (if any??) and swap files b/ween phone and SD card

## DB:3.24:How To Access Phone Files Or Move Files From Phone Memory To Sd 87

or Astro File Manager

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.metago.a​strofeature=search_result

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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## DB:3.24:Vsphere Esxi - Vm Swap File Location - Filling Dedicated Lun zc

Hi,

Just taken over a large vSphere environment from an Admin who wrote nothing down. He has configured all VM swap files to be placed on a dedicated LUN, this LUN is now filling up. So if I wish to place the VM swap files with the VM's other files I have to edit [ and connect to each Host] , but what would be the effect on the live environment?

would all vm's need to be rebooted?

and ofcourse I'll need to map size of swap file to VMDK location to make sure I don't accidently fill a VM's production LUN.

Thanks.

## DB:3.24:Vsphere Esxi - Vm Swap File Location - Filling Dedicated Lun zc

Excellent, thanks. I assume this would also explain why I can't create any new vm's from a template even when I set the swap file to be local.

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## DB:3.24:How To Set Up Hot Swap In Windows 7 sc

Hi,

I saw the drive, when I clicked the drive, the cursor was just running, It could not open to see my files. Please advise. Thank you ! TWong

[Moved from feedback]

## DB:3.24:How To Set Up Hot Swap In Windows 7 sc

Hi Thomas,

In order to rectify the root cause of the issue, I would need to look at the dump file to check the last driver/program that caused BSOD in the computer. Please attach the dump file through skydrive and reply back with the link.

How to read the small memory dump file that is created by Windows if a crash occurs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315263

Please refer to the article to troubleshoot Blue screen issues in the computer:

Resolving stop (blue screen) errors in Windows 7
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Resolving-stop-blue-screen-errors-in-Windows-7

Note 1: Backup your data before reinstalling Windows 7.
Note 2: Data available on bad sectors might be lost when chkdsk tries to repair your hard disc.

Please let us know if you need further assistance with Windows. We’ll be glad to assist you.

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## DB:3.23:No Folders Listed When Browsing For Swap Image File 8z

I am using Expression Web 4 and this seems to be only an issue with Windows 7. I perform a swap image but when I click browse I don't have any folders or files listed. I can manually type the file location into the swap image url but I am not
seeing any files listed when trying to browse. The files are located on a web server. Any ideas? I'm a very novice user of this program. Thanks. Atached is the screenshot of what I see.

## DB:3.23:No Folders Listed When Browsing For Swap Image File 8z

From your image, it appears that you are trying to browse to an online location at domain http://www.website.website.website/. Is that the case? Do you actually think that that domain exists? It does not, so the dialog is displaying the files and folders
which exist at that locationnone.
I don't use EW's crappy behaviors code, so I'm not sure about the procedure used to implement it, but I'm pretty sure that, as Steve said, if the images are located on the remote server, you're going to have to have the remote site open to browse to them.
It sounds as if you really need to avail yourself of the free training listed in the
Learning Resources and Reference Sites of the
Forum FAQs and Guidelines. Web development is a very complex endeavor, involving significantly technical bodies of knowledge in HTML and CSS, the fundamental technologies underlying the Web. Expression Web is a sophisticated, highly technical
tool designed to facilitate manipulating those technologies, and is not something that ... a very novice user of this program can just pick up and dive into without preparation. Seriously, whatever you've heard, or read, or just assumed, successful, productive
Web development requires upfront preparation by learning the technologies it works with, HTML and CSS, and reading the documentation and doing tutorials for the tool itself. You do not seem to have undertaken that preparation. It is recommended that you do
so.
cheers,
scottPlease remember to Mark as Answer the responses that resolved your issue. It is common courtesy to recognize those who have helped you, and it also makes it easier for visitors to find the resolution later.

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## DB:3.21:Vm.Swap 9x

Dear All,

my SSD run out of space, after i checked the data stores i found hug files of .vswp

can i delete those files? i know they are swapping files. but i dont really need my server to swap.

can i just delete those two hug files?

## DB:3.21:Vm.Swap 9x

Actually, there are 2 kinds of swap files:

You have the VM swap file, which is equal to the configured amount of memory minus any memory reservation configured on the VM. You also have the VMX swap file, which you have selected in your first screenshot. This swapfile is for the VM's process (or world, rather).

In your example, the VM swap file is 2GB, and the VMX swap (used for the VM world) is 162 MB.

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## DB:3.21:Scom 2012. How To Monitor The Swap, Open Files And Zombie Task(Linux) dc

Hello!
We have a big project on System Center 2012 Operations Manager.
Now we need to monitor the SWAP, Open Files and Zombie task on Linux.
I searched all internet and i cant find this monitors.

## DB:3.21:Scom 2012. How To Monitor The Swap, Open Files And Zombie Task(Linux) dc

I'd start by looking here --
This don't cover exactly what you are looking for but gives good examples how to do it. There are plenty of other example on this web site so poke around if the link I provided does not fit your needs.
Regards,
-Steve

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## DB:3.21:Swap Files mc

I have a widget that tells me how many swap files I have and also the MB of what they have used. I know they are to do with RAM but I still don't know what it really means, is it a bad thing and do I have to restart before they get too large?

Can someone just enlighten me a bit.

Thanks
Craig

## DB:3.21:Swap Files mc

Hello Craig.

In addition to what Rodney provided, check Problems from Insufficient RAM and Free Hard Disk Space under Memory management in Mac OS X for more information.

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## DB:3.21:Question About Storing A Virtual Machine Swap File In Another Datastore 7x

Hi guys

I have a Vm stored in a datastore, as usual.

vSphere: 5.1, cluster with 7 hosts.

VM: VM-78-SGS_TEST

Datastore: VMFS-LUN-078-SGS_PROD_COPIA

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_UScmd=displayKCexternalId=1004082

Ok, i shutdown the VM and i modify the vmx definition file:

After:

sched.swap.derivedName = "/vmfs/volumes/50783d76-dfba7000-90e7-14feb58930de/VM-78-SGS_TEST/VM-78-SGS_TEST-49bc801c.vswp"

Before:

sched.swap.dir = "/vmfs/volumes/VMFS-LUN-MEMORIA/VM-78-SGS_TEST"

when VMFS-LUN-MEMORIA is a special datastore for storing swap files.

And save vmx file.

Next step, i remove VM from inventory.

Next step, i add VM to inventory from vmx definition file browse datastore, select vmx file, add to inventory).

The VM is still poweroff. The main datastore don't have a swap file (vswp).

Next step, i start VM.

Tne VM is started. The special swap datastore named VMFS-LUN-MEMORIA have a vswp file but THE MAIN DATASTORE HAVE A VSWP FILE TOO!!!.

The vswp datastore swap file is named VM-78-SGS_TEST-49bc801c.vswp, size 4GB (RAM VM size).

The vswp main datastore swap file is named vmx-VM-78-SGS_TEST-1237090332-1.vswp, size 108MB.

What kind of swap file is vmx-VM-78-SGS_TEST-1237090332-1.vswp?

Thanks.

## DB:3.21:Question About Storing A Virtual Machine Swap File In Another Datastore 7x

Nah, don't worry guys. I was confused...

VMware vSphere 5.1

greetings.

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## DB:3.20:New Mac: Swap Hd As Is Or Erase/Reinstall pp

Hi,

I have both the white unibody Mac and the MacBook Pro. I wanted to swap the MBP's HD with the white's 7200 rpm Hard Drive as the latter has all my files.

Is it ok to plainly swap Hard Drives so that the new MacBook Pro wakes up on the 7200 rpm drive retaining all my files and settings just I see it on the white Mac? or Should I erase and do clean install of the 7200 rpm drive using the new MacBook Pro's installation CDs?

Thank you.

## DB:3.20:New Mac: Swap Hd As Is Or Erase/Reinstall pp

I would just *Archive Install* the OS from the MBP's installer disks, right over the OS that's already on the drive. Don't erase anything. This should preserve all your user files (documents, photos, music, etc.) and settings.

Remember to apply all available updates afterward.

Message was edited by: eww

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## DB:3.20:Swap Partition Size xd

An imagemagick command I was running the other day failed due to out of memory. I have 512meg ram and a 256meg swap partition. Would increasing the size of the swap partition prevent this problem?

Isnt 256meg a bit small anyway? Its the recommended size but the command I was running wasnt something that I would think is too taxing!(I was trying to create a thumbnail index of some picture files).

Cheers, Renners

## DB:3.20:Swap Partition Size xd

Swap space size recommendations are something that everyone seems to have their own opinion about. When I first setup my system, I did a fair amount of reading, and most people recommend 2-3 times the amount of RAM you have...to a point. I personally have 512MB of RAM in my system and set aside 2GB of swap space to be extra sure. I was originally only going to set aside 1.5GB of swap, but figured Id eventually upgrade to at least a 1GB of RAM and didnt mind the overkill.

Those plans changed and next week Ill actually be getting 2GB of RAM in the mail, and Ill just leave the swap space where it is. Although thats a bit extreme, it should be future-proof...YMMV

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## DB:3.19:Swap .. Will Swap My Mind! cz

I am trying to install Solaris 8.0 , But i am afraid!!
In my system i am installing Win98 in the C partition. Now! Solaris tell me it wants to install the Swap Slice on the first Cylinder !?*!

Mmmmm! Will this Slice disturb my files in the Windows 98 and if yes how to solve the problem!!!!

## DB:3.19:Swap .. Will Swap My Mind! cz

Hi,

Refer this URL:

Thanks Regards,

Senthilkumar

SUN - DTS

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## DB:3.19:Re: Mismatch In Swap Info cx

The word 'swap' is overused.

swap -l shows that almost all of my swap is free
(7GB)., but swap -s shows that I have about 2gb
available, same is from df -k /tmp.
Why is that? Are all my swap files being used?Very strange. Are you running anything in particular that would allocate so much memory? It shows nearly 27GB of space allocated.

If that space is allocated (but not initialized), I suppose it wouldn't have to actually write anything to the blocks, so 'swap -l' would show that the blocks aren't yet in use (but if they weren't there ready to go, the allocation would have failed).

## DB:3.19:Re: Mismatch In Swap Info cx

If /tmp was out of space, that was probably the problem.
Files may exist in /tmp without being "visible".

A program can create "hidden" files by doing:

fd = creat("tmp/foo", 0666);

The file itself (/tmp/foo) is not visible in the file system.
I don't know if oracle does this. But it could account
for /tmp being full. pfiles should show the file
(and on solaris 10 at least), the size of the file.

max

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## DB:3.19:Swap Files With Vr sc

Can you exclude swap file luns with VR? If you select a VM to protect and you are using vSphere Replication won't the Lun that the swap file is located on be automatically configured for replication?

## DB:3.19:Swap Files With Vr sc

VR is not tied to LUNs, only Array Based replication is. With VR you are able to define which VMDK files you want to replicate so if you configured your VM with a seperate VMDK for OS Swap files you can exclude this disk.

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## DB:3.19:Strategy For Scaling The Configuration Of Esxi Swap Files Across Datastores cc

I'd like to get some input and/or documentation that outlines the best practices to scale the configuration of ESXi swap files.

Scenario: 16 ESXi hosts

Options that I see:

1) Configure all the ESXi host swap files on one dedicated datastore

2) Spread the ESXi host swap files across all available datastores

3) Configure all the ESXi host swap files on one datastore with other VMs

Which is the best option and what have others done? Does swap files require Tier I storage or can we get away with Tier II or Tier III storage?

There are a lot of assumptions here but I'd like to evaluate the best option. Thanks!

## DB:3.19:Strategy For Scaling The Configuration Of Esxi Swap Files Across Datastores cc

What do you mean with ESXi host swap?!

Do you mean the swap for each VM?

In this case the best solution is leave with the VM, unless you have NFS datastore (in this case there are different approach).

Andre

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## DB:3.19:Installation Problem (Swap Space) px

hello there ,
I have such problem when i am trying to install (oracle 10g release2-forms developer)
that when the installer begins to check the requirements to install the product it give passed for all the requirements except one failed, it's (swap space) ,the installer give me the following message : swap space 744 required 1533 Fail.
my question is what is swap space? and how can i fix it? can it be cuased by avirus?

and when i am trying to install (release1 oracle 10g form developer) it passed the requirements but after 80% of intallation of the first CD it abort's the installation and give me the message: abnormal event has accourd please support the following files to oracle c:\Program Files\oracle\inventory\out
c:\Program Files\oracle\inventory\log
c:\Program Files\oracle\inventory\install
what is my computer problem? please heeeeeeeeeeeeelp .
thank's for all.

## DB:3.19:Installation Problem (Swap Space) px

It has to do with the virtual memory settings, those can be verified at the system advanced properties. Make sure you have declared enough space, at least the minimum required by the Oracle Universal Installer.

On the other hand, you were prompted for a file where the install log is recorded, please verify the contents of this file, further issues may have to be solved.

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## DB:3.18:Where's The Swap Space %Util In Analyze Xml Output? dz

We've been parsing the .vis files (with Perl) to keep a minimal set of metrics on a large number of systems. We'd like to switch to reading the XML files - is anyone doing this? Want to share Perl code? Anyway, one of the metrics we keep is Swap Space %Utilization - I haven't been able to find that in the XML output - where is it?Thanks!

## DB:3.18:Where's The Swap Space %Util In Analyze Xml Output? dz

"I was disappointed to see that the "Data Exchange" document is no longer on the support site - a statement, perhaps, of the supportability of this feature? "Actually it didn't completely go away. It just was updated. Click HERE. The 7.2.00 release has and updated ADL with supported XML data exchange features. Of course to take full advantage, one would need to upgrade the console. Boyd and I have developed a Perform Lite version that minimizes the data set collected from "soup to nuts" so to speak. This was done specfically for larger environments that can't consume the data Perform can generate. If you are intersted, drop me an email.Cheers!

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## DB:3.18:Free Space Issue With Moving My Swap File To Another Drive. xa

i have an Acer One netbook with 8 gigs for the C: drive and a 16 gig memory card for D: - even after deleting everything that I could from C: i was out of space - I turned the swapfile off and now I have 1.3 gigs of free space. So I set the swapfile to
run on the D: drive but as soon as I do that my free space on C: disappears again. What is happening - c: says no swap D: shows the swap file parameters are present - turning off the swap again restores the space to the C: drive.
Can I trick it somehow - put a very small swap on C: and a larger space on D: ?
original title:swap files

## DB:3.18:Free Space Issue With Moving My Swap File To Another Drive. xa

I understand that but why does creating the swap on D: wipe out my drive space on C:?

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## DB:3.18:Difference Between Vmx Swap File And Vswp File da

Hi Guys,

Just want to know the difference between vmx swap file and vswp file. are these same files or different.

regards

VINAY

## DB:3.18:Difference Between Vmx Swap File And Vswp File da

Hi

Sufficient disk space must exist for the two virtual machine swap files.

1- *.vswp

2- vmx-*.vswp"

These are not same files.

1-) The *.vswp swap file size is determined by the difference between the virtual machines configured memory and its memory reservation.

2-) The vmx-*.vswp swap file size is the difference between the assigned overhead memory for the virtual machine and the VMkernels reservation.

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## DB:3.17:Extended Memory With Swap In Arch (Swap To 30gb) a1

When employing large swap partitions, say, 10GB total, it is possible to utilize tmpfs to enable loading data to partitions of this size as an extension of ram. I discuss the use of USB swap in particular.

However, when the swap is thusly utilized, it must be unloaded during reboot. If the entire 10GB is utilized the job of unloading swap requires a long unload time.

It is understood that swap is paged in and out on a priority basis. At some point, the swap paging would reach a limit due to the needs of the system. Thus, new data following that point being reached, would enter swap directly I surmise????

It is possible to utilize several swap partitions via the priority assigned in /etc/fstab as is illustrated below;

/dev/sda2 none swap sw,pri=4 0 0 #any number for pri (limit very high) /dev/sdb2 none swap sw,pri=4 0 0 /dev/sdc2 none swap sw,pri=4 0 0 # all same priority

This provides the parallel use of three swap partitions on three devices to effectively increase the speed of transfer by nearly three(three swap partitions in parallel). (Writer is not certain if each partition has to be of same size)?

Is there a fast unload sequence available in archlinux before reboot is begun?

What might occur if the swap devices (flash) are removed, either singly or in one cli command? (Is ther such a command?)

What happens if one of the devices is disconnected during system functions?

Not having the need for swap (3GB ram) until experimenting with large swap partitions and large files, I have no expert understanding of its consequences.

Answers to my queries should elucidate the swap mechanism for all interested users.

EDIT: It would seem that a swapoff CLI would begin the process of unloading swap and hopefully at the higher speed provided by the priority mechanism, assuming that it is unloaded rather than merely disconnected........

## DB:3.17:Extended Memory With Swap In Arch (Swap To 30gb) a1

Question about using USB flash or HDD with IDE to load the arch system.

What speed is encountered with either method of USB boot?

My system does not have USB boot.

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## DB:3.17:Swap Files f9

I recently downloaded a widget that tells me how many swap files there are and how much space they're taking up...I was quite shocked to see that most of the time there are 6 equalling just over a gb of space. My question is firstly: how can I prevent so many swap files appearing and taking up so much space? and secondly is there a way to get rid of them without restarting my ibook everyday? (they appear to get to about a gb in size after roughly ten minutes of use).

???

## DB:3.17:Swap Files f9

Monitoring Memory Usage Swap Files

-Bmer
Mac Owners Support Group
~ An Apple User Group ~

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## DB:3.17:Startup Disk Full Error When It Is Not Full. 97

When ever my swap files reach the size of the free space on my startup disk (60GB) I receive this error even though my swap files are stored on a separate disk with 500GB free. The startup disk continues to have 60GB free when this error occurs. The swap file disk has 440GB free. I know the program has a memory leak, but it should continue to run until the swap file disk is full. Please help!

## DB:3.17:Startup Disk Full Error When It Is Not Full. 97

When ever my swap files reach the size of the free space on my startup disk (60GB) I receive this error even though my swap files are stored on a separate disk with 500GB free. The startup disk continues to have 60GB free when this error occurs. The swap file disk has 440GB free. I know the program has a memory leak, but it should continue to run until the swap file disk is full. Please help!

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## DB:3.17:How Can Select A Different Datastore For Vm Swap Files? p7

In Esxi 5.5, how can configure a separate datastore for swapsfiles.

## DB:3.17:How Can Select A Different Datastore For Vm Swap Files? p7

Default it will be in Same datastore in 5.5

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## DB:3.17:Swap View In Files Window - How? 13

Hello

Simple question - how can I swap the local and testing
server/remote site view in the files window...currently it's
Testing server on the left and local view on the right, I would
like it the other way.

Thanks
KB

## DB:3.17:Swap View In Files Window - How? 13

How about changing the order of Size, Modified etc.within the
window?

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## DB:3.15:Relocating Swap Files 8d

I am trying to find the best way to move the VM swap files from local to remote location (esx3.5 3.0). Pls help?

## DB:3.15:Relocating Swap Files 8d

Actually I am trying to locate the swap file of the virtual machines on a separate LUN dedicated just for the swap files. So the VMs will reside on the SAN LUN and the swap files will be located on the same SAN but different LUN.

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## DB:3.14:Swap Files Versus Applications ma

Greetings,

I am using a programing application that keep failing under Vista. After somes tries, I founded out that the problem is that my Vista Swap files are to high for that application. Any would know how to force out the swap files under 512 mo when using that application?  It can be in command prompt or regular windows setting.

Thanks for any ideas or help on that.

## DB:3.14:Swap Files Versus Applications ma

Greetings,

I am using a programing application that keep failing under Vista. After somes tries, I founded out that the problem is that my Vista Swap files are to high for that application. Any would know how to force out the swap files under 512 mo when using that application?  It can be in command prompt or regular windows setting.

Thanks for any ideas or help on that.