SWAP space for 48GB RAM  Server

sabirkk used Ask the Experts™
How much swap should i allocate for server having 48GB RAM , I am installing OEL 6.

Please guide , we are planning to install Oracle .

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The basic is :

you should not allow your server to use swap memory at all. specially for DB server
if you see your server starts to use swap memory you should upgrade the ram

in that sense. I really dont care how much ram i give to the server.

for a Server which has 64 GB ram .. i create 10GB swap .

but i always make sure that ... my server is not use any swap space .

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