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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...