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Raspberry Pi increase the swap memory size

  • First edit the swap configuration file

Change the size for your preference, Default is 100, (100MB)

Change for example for 2048 (2GB)

sudo vim /etc/dphys-swapfile

  • Second, restart the service

sudo /etc/init.d/dphys-swapfile restart

  • Confirm

Default swap file location is ls -lh /var/swap

-rw------- 1 root root 2.0G Feb 29 20:20 /var/swap

  • HTOP - you can also confirm with htop to see memory, cpu and swap usage.

If you do not have htop installed, you can install it with apt-get install htop