[Unix] Add swap

To add this extra space to your instance you type:

sudo /bin/dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/swap.1 bs=1M count=1024
sudo /sbin/mkswap /var/swap.1
sudo /sbin/swapon /var/swap.1

To enable it by default after reboot, add this line to /etc/fstab:

/var/swap.1 swap swap defaults 0 0
Source: Stackoverflow

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