BOINC uses historical disk size not reality

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David Pickett

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Message 93132 - Posted: 8 Oct 2019, 14:38:48 UTC

Since BOINC does not allow moving the disk space after install, I moved it during all tasks suspended and boinc manager exited by copying the directory to a bigger drive and putting a symbolic link in its place to that directory. When I restarted BOINC Manager, the old disk size is still in control.

Of course, this is a side effect of not having configuration control of the DISK space and other install parameters as a configuration tool, even if it requires reset of all active projects.
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Message 93133 - Posted: 8 Oct 2019, 15:05:06 UTC - in response to Message 93132.  

Oops. I moved .BOINC, not /var/lib/boinc-client (why is boinc data a lib?) Now it is adjusted correctly.
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Message 93134 - Posted: 8 Oct 2019, 15:11:05 UTC - in response to Message 93133.  

I also moved the data dir /var/lib/boinc-client to my secondary HD and replaced it with a link and reinstalled boinc, rebooted, and now the GPU is not included and the disk size is OK, so not just moving the dir.
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Message 93143 - Posted: 9 Oct 2019, 7:50:29 UTC

Prior to installation, you can set up /var/lib/boinc-client as its own partition if you want it on a different disk etc.
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