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I'm setting up a home server that will be used for backups and serving up files over the Internet with Ubuntu Server 8.04.3. Do these kinds of tasks require swap space?

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The swap space probably won't be utilized if you have > 1GB of RAM. However, I do recommend you keep a swap partition around for safety's sake - no harm in that.

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I have 1GB, but that sounds like a good precaution anyhow. Thanks! – AtomFury Oct 3 '09 at 19:32
    
You're welcome! :) Do share your knowledge with the SU community too if you have the chance, see ya around! – caliban Oct 3 '09 at 19:35
    
Absolutely, you too. – AtomFury Oct 3 '09 at 21:13
    
If you've got a long-running process on your server that slowly leaks memory, swap can also help with that. – user24925 Oct 26 '10 at 13:19

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