Reducing swap space on a Oracle linux server

Guys, We are moving our physical server to a virtual server and the sys team have asked to re-evaluate the server spec as this server is old and isn't used as much as it was.

The problem I have is that this server has 128gb of physical memory and the swap space is set to 80gb which is to much tbh. I was hoping to just image the os onto the new virtual server to save time and reconfigure the swap as I only want to configure 60gb of memory so the question I am asking is should I be looking to reduce the swap or can I just leave as is or is it best for me to re-install a fresh os and configure it there. Can I actually reduce swap??

the version of Linux is 5.3  (Oracle Red hat Enterprise Linux (ORHEL)
DarrenJacksonAsked:
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
are you doing a P2V?  if so, you can reduce the size on the conversion to 16gb
if not, i would create only a small swap partition of 16gb
this is what red hat recommends

What is the recommended swap size for Red Hat platforms?
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/15244
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DarrenJacksonAuthor Commented:
Yes sys admin are looking to do a P2v I will ask them to reduce the swap .

Thank you
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