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almalinux 8 on 128mb vps?

gappergapper Member

hi guys im currently running an smtp server (postfix) on centos 6 on a vps with 128mb of ram and it has been running awesome for the last 3 years

now i want to reinstall the server using almalinux 8 but would it work?

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  • tetechtetech Member

    It will not install using the installer/ISO. You would need a template.

  • eva2000eva2000 Member

    Nope AlmaLinux 8 like CentOS/Redhat 8 need at least 1.5GB for YUM/DNF.

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  • SWN_Michael SWN_Michael Member, Provider

    You'll need at least 1G to install from ISO, but it'll run on 512M

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  • gappergapper Member
    edited April 5

    So I can ask my provider to temporarily upgrade RAM to 1GB and then lower it to 128MB? Or 512MB is the minimum for an AlmaLinux 8 Minimal install?

  • tetechtetech Member

    @gapper said:
    So I can ask my provider to temporarily upgrade RAM to 1GB and then lower it to 128MB? Or 512MB is the minimum for an AlmaLinux 8 Minimal install?

    You can ask your provider whatever you'd like to ask them!

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  • LTnigerLTniger Member

    Ezpz. Try on 64MB

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  • @gapper said:
    So I can ask my provider to temporarily upgrade RAM to 1GB and then lower it to 128MB? Or 512MB is the minimum for an AlmaLinux 8 Minimal install?

    I hope SolusVM can have a "temporary RAM increase" button. Every VM can request 8x the RAM for 3 hours per month, without going through tickets.

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  • angstromangstrom Member

    @gapper said:
    So I can ask my provider to temporarily upgrade RAM to 1GB and then lower it to 128MB? Or 512MB is the minimum for an AlmaLinux 8 Minimal install?

    After your numerous threads about which VPS to get, etc., this is the point where you're at now -- the grand finale: wondering about how to install AlmaLinux on a VPS with 128 MB RAM? Really?

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  • NeoonNeoon Member

    yum is a peace of bloat, so no.

  • alwyzonalwyzon Member, Provider

    You might want to give Debian a try if you want to stick with that little RAM and are looking for a non-EOL Linux distribution, but CentOS 8 or AlmaLinux won’t be a joy with just 128 MB of RAM. CentOS 8 recommends 768 MB as minimum RAM, while Debian 10 recommends 256 MB for non-desktop, minimal setups.

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  • _MS__MS_ Member

    @gapper said:
    So I can ask my provider to temporarily upgrade RAM to 1GB and then lower it to 128MB? Or 512MB is the minimum for an AlmaLinux 8 Minimal install?

    First, you should ask the provider if you are allowed to ask them anything. Some providers ban users that ask them questions. "Ban Reason: Stupid".

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  • Kiwi83Kiwi83 Member

    MS said:

    @gapper said:
    So I can ask my provider to temporarily upgrade RAM to 1GB and then lower it to 128MB? Or 512MB is the minimum for an AlmaLinux 8 Minimal install?

    First, you should ask the provider if you are allowed to ask them anything. Some providers ban users that ask them questions. "Ban Reason: Stupid".

    It’s time to clear up some low end customers😁.

  • rustelekomrustelekom Member, Provider

    Actually this is not VPS problem it is problem of software developer (in this case RedHat). Old Windows like XP or even 98 still used in many big organization. Why? Because old software is not so resource hog as newest version. Seriously, if you need run just one program react to few user input and write data to text file then why you are required order server with at least 1 GB RAM or even so?
    PS. Regards TS problem i could recommend use non h/w virtualization like a OpenVZ or similar. In most case such virtualization use templates system and they work without such restriction.

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  • jsgjsg Member

    Try the other linux starting with an 'A' -> Alpine linux. Their packet manager is damn good enough(TM) and their package repo almost certainly includes postfix. And you can install it using an ISO (which seems to be something you really need).

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  • james50ajames50a Member

    set more swap. it''ll run like shit but might work barely

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