Can the "slots" folder in the Data directory be located on a seperate drive?

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Erich56

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Message 112575 - Posted: 23 Aug 2023, 11:41:12 UTC

I know that the complete BOINC Data directory (containing, among others, die "slots" folder) can be transferred to a different drive by modifying the "DATADIR" entry in the Windows registry.
Can anyone tell me whether there is a way to put the "slots" folder only onto a different drive (e.g. Ramdisk)?
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Message 112576 - Posted: 23 Aug 2023, 14:27:29 UTC - in response to Message 112575.  

I suspect there is a way to do it but it would need someone with a greater knowledge of Windows than me. However I found this that may be useful. In Linux, I would have the drive mounted as /var/lib/boinc-client/slots which would make it appear as a subdirectory of the boinc-client directory.
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Message 112577 - Posted: 23 Aug 2023, 17:58:43 UTC - in response to Message 112575.  

Can anyone tell me whether there is a way to put the "slots" folder only onto a different drive (e.g. Ramdisk)?
No. The slots directory is part of the data directory, either move all of it, or nothing. The client looks for the slots directory inside the data directory, and if there's none yet, it makes one there. There's no way to instruct the client to put the slots directory outside the data directory in another place, without rewriting the client.
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Message 112578 - Posted: 23 Aug 2023, 18:31:40 UTC - in response to Message 112577.  

You can use /slots/ as mountpoint.
That way the data can be sent to another drive/partition/folder, e.g. tmpfs or zram on Linux or a ramdisk on Windows.

It is a different question whether this is useful or not.
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Message 112579 - Posted: 23 Aug 2023, 18:44:23 UTC - in response to Message 112577.  

The link I posted describes how to map a drive letter to a directory so in theory should keep the same directory structure with the slots directory on the wanted drive.
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