geth eating disk space - any workarounds


I use geth on a headless server on digitalocean, with 40Gb of disk space. Of these 40Gb, 31Gb is used by geth/ethereum.

# du -hs .eth*
1.1G .ethash
30G .ethereum

I use geth RPC to get wallet balances and sending ether. Is this data needed, can some of it be removed or compressed? Is there any client that uses less?


  • o0ragman0oo0ragman0o Member, Moderator Posts: 1,291 mod
    You don't want to be using RPC to send Eth. It's completely open to external attack.

    Upgrade you HDD 40Gb isn't enough. Another option it to kill your block chain altogether and restart in fast mode. Make sure you back up key store.
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