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Message 69809 - Posted: 13 May 2020, 9:52:30 UTC
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I'm new to BOINC, new to MilkyWay. I don't see an option for which of my disk drives to use for data storage. I would prefer that the task not use either of my two SSD drives, but rather an external USB drive. My computer is a laptop rather than a desktop/tower. Running Linux Mint 19.3
Thanks for any assistance.
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Message 69810 - Posted: 13 May 2020, 16:08:04 UTC - in response to Message 69809.  

Projects don't have any controls over where to store their data. That is under the control of BOINC. When you install BOINC select the custom installation which then allows you to choose a different data directory location other than the default of the C: drive.

With Linux and the distro versions of BOINC it is a lot more difficult. You can try the first steps outlined in this link.

https://alpheratz.net/how-to-move-boinc-data-directory-linux/

Probably won't work. Didn't for me with Ubuntu. I had to laboriously strip out all the symlinks in half a dozen directories on my Jetson Nano. I find it easiest to work with a custom version of BOINC that allows you to run it from wherever you unpack the BOINC package. I put it on the Desktop in /home and then have full control over it. You could certainly select the external USB drive for the BOINC installation for the unpacking target.

This is the version made for Seti and the special applications. But you can simply delete the Seti project folder and install/join any project you want. It is the 7.16.5 version of BOINC. It is what we called the All-in-One package of BOINC.

http://www.arkayn.us/lunatics/BOINC.7z
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Message 69827 - Posted: 17 May 2020, 23:02:58 UTC - in response to Message 69810.  

Thanks for the info. I'll work on that.

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Message 69885 - Posted: 3 Jun 2020, 6:35:55 UTC - in response to Message 69827.  

I assume you have your data storage disk (the one you wish to use) mounted somewhere on your primary disk, right?
Since you're in linux cant you just link to the desired location?
e.g
if boinc is in /home/xray_6/boinc
then
 ln -s <where you want your data dir> /home/xray_6/boinc/projects
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