I have experience with secure-copy and secure-download but how do I move only the Bitcoin Client "blocks" and "chainstate" folders within the home directory of Ubuntu 18.04 to an external USB hard-drive while running the Bitcoin Client on the connected laptop with limited storage on board? I'd sincerely appreciate the best-practice or recommended approach for hosting a Bitcoin full-node on a laptop with an external USB hard-drive since I am also attempting to run Blockstream and FIBRE on this environment- thank you
example provided thusly:
Also, after bitcoin(d) link creates the ~/.bitcoin folder, you can add a link to external drive.
cd ~/.bitcoin rm -rf ./blocks rm -rf ./chainstate ln -s /data/btc_blocks ./blocks ln -s /data/btc_chainstate ./chainstate
remove original block and chainstate though.