Questions tagged [datadir]

Questions related to the data directory used by Ethereum to store the blockchain (chaindata), private keys (keystore), and other auxiliary data.

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In Mist browser how can I move the data (blockchain) to another drive on Mac OSX?

My Mac "System" drive is almost full. As I actually have two drives, I want to move the blockchain from the default location to the second drive. How can I do it ?
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My C: drive in my WINDOWS PC is almost full. How can I change both geth and Mist path to relocate my blockchain files?

I read here somewhere that I have to execute geth --datadir "NEW PATH". But this solution: 1) Doesn't work in a permanent way for me (it will actually point geth in that direction but if I after ...
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Relocate Data Directory without resync

If I have an exported binary copy of the block chain how can I import it but to a different directory than the default location? For example if I run geth import /mnt/blockchains/ETH/eth.bak it will ...
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How to set a different datadir in Mist?

With bitcoin and others, you can use --datadir option to specific where blockchain, keystore, etc are saved. But doesn't work with Mist. From the offical wiki: To configure the location of the ...
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How can I find my `chaindata` folder?

Someone referred me to the chaindata folder to troubleshoot a problem I am having with Ethereum-Wallet/Mist. How can I find it?
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Can't open ethereum wallet when blockchain is on my SSD

After a lot of searching I found how to set the datadir path to download the blockchain on my SSD instead of my :C/ drive since that's almost full and now that it's downloading the blockchain i would ...
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Is it safe to move the .ethereum data directory?

I just bought a new 1TB SSD drive and I would like to move my .ethereum directory from the 60GB to the 1000GB HD. Is it safe to simply move the directory?
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Retrieving old data on the blockchain

I was wondering about the immutabilty part of blockchain. I have written a good number of smart contracts but, recently I used delete and you can remove the data in the blockchain. Now, the data ...
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How can I share a geth service and corresponding chaindata between multiple users but not a keystore / wallet?

I would like to avoid storing redundant chaindata on the same system (MacOS). As per Ismael, it looks like a solution would be to run geth as a service and have both user accounts' Mist clients ...
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Running out of storage space - want to move Mist chaindata

I have a small laptop that I basically use for nothing but my Ethereum wallet, using Mist. I'm running out of space, so I added a 64gb SD card and I'd like to keep Mist running on the laptop but store ...
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Account “lost” after using --datadir in Geth

I am extremely new to Ethereum, just started mining a bit 2 days ago. I use Windows 10 and a GeForce GTX 950 card. I have had geth running smoothly for about 2 days, then it started filling up my ...
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Can anyone help guide on running two geth clients on the same box and same network?

I am working on Mac OSX. I have the CL tools installed and I can start one geth client on a private network. Mining works. Wallet features work. I am able to successfully mine eth and deposit it into ...
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All transactions sent from Mist failing

I'm brand new to Ethereum, and come from the Bitcoin world. I installed geth and Mist today (0.8.5, 64-bit builds for Windows), and successfully sent some Ethereum to my Etherbase account from an ...
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Changing install directory? [duplicate]

My Windows drive is almost full. As I actually have two drives, I want to move the blockchain from the default location to the second drive. How can I do it?
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How can I specify an external harddrive as the download target for the Mist blockchain in Ubuntu?

How can I specify an external harddrive as the download target for the Mist blockchain? Hi there, I am using Linux Ubuntu 15.10 My harddrive is quite full and I need to download the whole Mist ...
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Possible to run Geth with two data directories (one for full blockchain, one for --fast option)?

I'm running Geth as well as Mist. I know I can run Geth, run Geth with console, run Geth and attach the console in a new terminal, as well as run Mist on its own. For some reason Mist doesn't seem to ...
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Change blockchain data dir in Windows

I am running Windows Seven Enterprise: wondering if someone can advise me on the following. I had Ethereum Wallet on C:\ with only 12 GB free. I moved the Ethereum folder to E:\ and tried to setup the ...
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Ethereum wallet with running geth

I was trying to use the running geth, i used the wallet app to connect to this. nonetheless, i cannot seem to get the wallet to use the running instance of geth, even though i have the running ...
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Would “Clearing” Blocks Diminish the Size Of The Blockchain?

As I understand the EVM has the ability to "clear" or "delete" information from future blocks. However, all older blocks would still contain contract information. If a sizable amount of information ...
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Accessing off-chain data from a smart contract to make a decision

I just started studying about smart contracts and from what I understand, smart contracts only deal with the data present on the blockchain. While working on a private blockchain, I want to know ...
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Changing blockchain storage location in official wallet? [duplicate]

I'm aware that geth can take an option to change the location, as described here: Possible to store the blockchain in a different directory? But what about the graphical Ethereum Wallet? There doesn'...
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geth ignoring --ipcpath in Linux with attach and datadir

I am trying to create a test network and have been able to start a network (I think). geth --datadir ./eth-data --ipcpath geth.ipc attach I get Fatal: Unable to attach to geth: dial unix /home/...
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In Mist, does setting up a different datadir necessarily mean it runs on a testnet?

I'm running Mist on Windows, and I want to change the datadir because I'm running out of space on the C drive, but I want it to be on the actual Ethereum blockchain. Will I run into trouble if I ...
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Is there a startup option in Mist to specify a blockchain folder? [duplicate]

I'd like to move my blockchain folder (Windows) from C to E drive. Can I start Mist with an option to use a different folder for blockchain data? If not, can I just make a BAT file with geth.exe --...
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Help with downloading the network [duplicate]

I'm trying to download the network in a different drive of my computer, not my C drive, because I don't have much space left on that one. I change the directory, H drive, while in the command prompt ...