[kwlug-disc] Add swap space while a centos server is live.

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Wed Nov 2 13:29:10 EDT 2011


On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 1:50 AM, Colin K <colin at void11.com> wrote:
> my VPS provider redstonehost.com basically told me today that I cant add my
> own swap space because they call it Burst ram in their lingo and basically
> tell me off for asking for trying to add swap space.

Danger!  Danger, Will Robinson!

Burst RAM is the lingo of a VPS host that is using OpenVZ or similar
techniques!  Normal Linux knowledge may not apply!  I don't know much
about OpenVZ, I've used Xen-based hosts, but I know things don't work
the same on an OpenVZ host.

Cheers,

Eric



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