I am not doing any mining and I want to clean unnessary files due to my limited memory space. I realized that ~/.ethash folder contains around 3.5 GiB. I am not sure should we keep it for the chain-data syncing process.

~/.ethash$ ls
full-R23-0000000000000000  full-R23-5a46dd85298b0bef  full-R23-7e7d8bef9d86983a  light

/.ethash$ du -h
45M ./light
3.6G    .

[Q] When I remove ~/.ethash folder does it also removes Parity's chain-data?

Thank you for your valuable time and help.


No, ~/.ethash folder is for Ethash data and it is needed for mining purposes only. Parity stores chain's data by default into the ~/.local/share/io.parity.ethereum/chains folder.

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    It's ~/.local/share/io.parity.ethereum/chains now. – Afr Sep 6 '17 at 5:55

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