I have bitcoin-qt installed on my Ubuntu box which has an SSD as the main OS drive.
I understand that bitcoin-qt is a full client/node and uses a lot of disk activity, which is why I want it off my expensive SSD and want it on my cheaper HDD. How do I move the client so all the node checking work it does which is disk intensive is done on the secondary HDD instead of the primary SSD?
I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed.
I just edited the file:
/usr/share/applications$ sudo gedit bitcoin-qt.desktop
Exec=/usr/bin/bitcoin-qt -datadir=/new_location/.bitcoin %u
I have just tried loading bitcoin-qt and it currently says
Have I made the changes correctly? It's been scanning for 5 minutes now...