How to Add Swap Space on Ubuntu 20.04

Wednesday May 13th 2020 by linuxize

 Linuxize: Learn how to add a swap file on Ubuntu 20.04.

Swap is a space on a disk that is used when the amount of physical RAM memory is full. When a Linux system runs out of RAM, inactive pages are moved from the RAM to the swap space.

Swap space can take the form of either a dedicated swap partition or a swap file. Typically, when running Ubuntu on a virtual machine, a swap partition is not present, and the only option is to create a swap file.

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