I have started geth (fresh install) using this command:

geth --datadir "my/path"

I'm halfway done with sync and would like to restart my PC.

Will I loose all the data accumulated so far or not?

And when I restart the PC, do I have to pass in the --datadir argument again?

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No, you will not lose any data if you restart your computer. The data will live in my/path. If you run the same command (with the same --datadir path), then the node will continue syncing from where it left off.

With that said, there is a chance that some of the data gets corrupted if you restart your computer without gracefully exiting the sync.

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