I have setup my Tezos node on my server with pretty much default settings. But now the ~/.tezos-node/context and ~/.tezos-node/store directories are getting quite large with all the blockchain data.

How can I move this data to a separate partition on a separate harddisk drive and tell the Tezos node to use that instead?

1 Answer 1


You can move the node config file and context dir to a different folder and use the ‘—data-dir’ option of the tezos node to point there when you start your node

For more details you can look here


Alternatively just move the context to another drive and create a symlink in your tezos directory

  • Can you expand on this? I don't want to move my config file. Just the big blockchain data.
    – Svante
    Mar 20, 2019 at 14:12
  • I believe you need to move the config file too. Alternatively you can just symlink the context folder to some other location. I edited my answer to add this alternative.
    – Ezy
    Mar 20, 2019 at 14:13

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.