How to change bitcoin data directory

(Chibuzo Okolo) #1

I’m trying to run a full bitcore node using bitcore-node.
I started with a 100GB hard disk on a VPS. At about 50% of the blockchain download, the disk was full. I mounted another 100GB disk and used mhddfs to create a virtual drive of 197GB.

However, when I tried to continue the download or reindex the database, I get the error that disk is full.

I changed the data directory from the bitcore-node.json file to point to the location of the data directory in the virtual disk (197GB), on trying again, I still get the same disk full error.

Please what do I do?
Or how can I change the data directory to point to the virtual drive?


(Ashish) #2

Hi Chibuzo,

after changing datadirectory to new mount point, have you made entry in fstab?

Could you pl paste output here of following commands :-

  1. df -h
  2. cat /etc/fstab
  3. locate bitcore-node.json

Ashish Barot.


(Chibuzo Okolo) #3

Thanks AshishB,

After rebooting my server, the download resumed.

Thanks for your time.


(Ashish) #4

Great Chibuzo,

All the best for further development. Regards,
Ashish Barot.
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