I don't have much space on my / (~12GB) so I would like to install bitcoin-qt to some other drive with free space (since the data files will take around 10GB after synchronization). How do I do that?

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Run bitcoin with the flag

-datadir=<path to a directory>
  • and this is gonna move the data files to desired path?
    – sterz
    Dec 4, 2013 at 16:33
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    No it will redownload if it's not already there. So you may want to move whatever you have to that path first. (while bitcoin-qt is NOT running).
    – Jannes
    Dec 4, 2013 at 17:04

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