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February 17, 2013, 03:37:12 AM
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Hi, I tried to do a search on the forum and didn't find anything. I found this on the wiki but I need some specific confirmation: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Securing_your_wallet#Linux_2

Bitcoin-qt has become unusable for me because the blockchain will soon exceed the free space on my laptop's small SSD. I have Bitcoin installed from the PPA, so I don't think I can exactly move all of my bitcoin client to the drive. However, if I run this command on GNU/Linux:

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bitcoin-qt -datadir=./[Directory_Name]

1. Will my Bitcoin-qt client permanently refer to the specified location for the blockchain? (aka, I don't need the parameter for every run)
2. What would be the specific location parameters needed to reach a desired folder in my external drive? (preferably absolute, because I don't know from where it would be relative)
3. Should I transfer my entire .bitcoin folder to the external drive and refer to that directory?
4. Will (all of) this be safe to do? (in EVERY possible interpretation of the word safe)
5. Would something horribly bad happen if I started Bitcoin-qt on accident and I didn't have my external drive plugged into the laptop?

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Bloomberg's Sara Eisen and Economics Editor Michael McKee debate the intrinsic value of Bitcoin as the virtual currency has seen its value plunge due to increased interest. They speak on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."

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