Make BOINC Use Secondary Hard Drive?

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Message 1323712 - Posted: 2 Jan 2013, 19:21:20 UTC


I've only got about 1 GB left on my C: drive (the drive I installed BOINC to). I want BOINC to save workloads on my D: drive instead, which has much more space.

I see no option in the computing preferences for this. Do I have to edit some gross config file by hand, or is it not possible to change the disk location at all?
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Message 1324032 - Posted: 3 Jan 2013, 7:51:15 UTC - in response to Message 1323712.  

That's not done by options, preferences or config files but during the install process.

So, all you have to to is

  • Stop BOINC completely (Shut down connected client...)
  • Uninstall BOINC (that leaves your BOINC data intact)
  • Move/copy the BOINC data directory (the one with the client_state.xml file) to the desired destination
  • Install BOINC again and (on the third screen) select advanced mode to adjust the path name of the data directory.
  • Restart BOINC. (It should resume your tasks without loss of work done.)


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