Is it possible to assign disk work space?

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Message 95040 - Posted: 21 Apr 2020, 10:19:13 UTC

I have plenty of space available on my disk - especially in the /home partition where there is 40G free. However, Rosetta seems to put the files it is computing in one or more of the folders normally associated with the root partition and keeps asking for more space. My question is how can I point Rosetta to use folder(s) in my user /home partition? This would be a more preferable fix than restructuring the disk.

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Message 95048 - Posted: 21 Apr 2020, 15:04:43 UTC

Hello I do have the same problem. Plenty of space on my home partition. Not enough on my root. I'm even considering to stop the processing.
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Message 95085 - Posted: 21 Apr 2020, 23:47:34 UTC

Linux isn't my thing, however-
When you install BOINC, can you select where it goes? If so, detaching from the project, removing, then reinstalling BOINC & re-attaching would be the way to go.

But i suspect that resizing the partitions will be the best option.


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Message 95105 - Posted: 22 Apr 2020, 1:47:32 UTC

Another thought on how to reduce disk usage, and help the project, and not have to muck around re-configuring or re-installing things.
Use the smallest possible cache, so less storage space is required to store Tasks you aren't processing.

   Other	
                                Store at least 0.1 days of work
                     Store up to an additional 0.01 days of work
Should keep the systems occupied, and not use up lots of space (although most of the space is used when the Task is being processed).
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Message 95111 - Posted: 22 Apr 2020, 3:29:40 UTC - in response to Message 95040.  

I posted to the BOINC community forum with this problem since I don't think it is specific to a project and received the following advice from Keith Myers"

"You can move BOINC under Linux but involves lots of editing of symlinks and such picking up all the scattered BOINC files in various directories. Much easier to just use the BOINC All-in-One package. It is just a preconfigured BOINC installation for the Seti project with all its applications already loaded. You normally just download the package and unzip it someplace in /home. Then all BOINC files are in one location and you are the complete owner with owner permissions.

"You can just remove the Seti project once you start it up and the Seti directory will be removed. You can add any project you want just like any other version of BOINC. Current package has the 7.16.5 client in it but the old 7.14.2 Manager but that is of no concern. You can remove the Seti gpu application source file directory to save some room if you are not interested and still want to keep the Seti project installed. Read the documentation, it is well written"

He gave the following link as a source for the package:

http://www.arkayn.us/lunatics/BOINC.7z

First, I did a complete uninstall of BOINC after having allowed it to complete the current WUs.
I downloaded the BOINC.7z file to my Downloads folder; unzipped it to /home/mike/BOINC.
Installed, added Rosetta back in and up and running using plenty of disk space available in my /home/mike partition.

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Message 95158 - Posted: 22 Apr 2020, 22:26:39 UTC

From another thread-

I have not tried it but it *should* be as simple as :-

rsync -av /var/lib/boinc-client /NEW DIRECTORY

to copy the data to the new drive and then :-

sudo nano /etc/default/boinc-client

to change the BOINC_DIR line to point to the new data directory.

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