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[Q] XBMC Hogging all my space HELP!

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27th June 2014, 10:02 PM   |  #1  
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Im running XBMC 13 and tried relocating the app with per instructions on this site however it doesnt use the data/obb directories. How do I change the profile path/directory in XBMC to point it to the stickmount mounted drive. I know this will solve alot of users problems as XBMC can be a space hog on the Fire TV? Thanks in advance
28th June 2014, 01:02 AM   |  #2  
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I believe this has already been covered...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2790246
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I believe this has already been covered...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2790246

Very close but not what I was looking for. Ideally I want to redirect addons directory, userdata,addon_data directory only. Some addons use alot of space in their own addon folders and make it difficult to manage. Thanks in advance
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Very close but not what I was looking for. Ideally I want to redirect addons directory, userdata,addon_data directory only. Some addons use alot of space in their own addon folders and make it difficult to manage. Thanks in advance

It's literally the same thing. Just change the path that I used to the path you want. I wouldn't move the entire userdata folder though. Just the folders you want within it.

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29th June 2014, 12:14 AM   |  #5  
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Try moving your thumbnail folder
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Very close but not what I was looking for. Ideally I want to redirect addons directory, userdata,addon_data directory only. Some addons use alot of space in their own addon folders and make it difficult to manage. Thanks in advance

The thumbnails folder in userdata takes up the most memory. That is unless you've downloaded metadata packs which can be 2GB and are located in the metahandler folder under addon data in your userdata folder. I've solved all of my storage issues by relocating metadata and/or the thumbnails folder.
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The thumbnails folder in userdata takes up the most memory. That is unless you've downloaded metadata packs which can be 2GB and are located in the metahandler folder under addon data in your userdata folder. I've solved all of my storage issues by relocating metadata and/or the thumbnails folder.

Has anyone successfully moved the XBMC with stickmount and folder mount, and only use the external drive for storage in XBMC?
29th June 2014, 12:55 AM   |  #7  
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XBMC data on external storage slow read/write
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Has anyone successfully moved the XBMC with stickmount and folder mount, and only use the external drive for storage in XBMC?

I haven't but I will. Keep in mind XBMC accesses data constantly. The quickest access is the onboard memory. An external USB drive read/write speed will be much slower for sure.
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I just thought of an idea, but idk if it will work. What is someone is able to make a script that would symlink /data or /system (whatever you want) to a usb (formatted ext) that is plugged in. Possibly use Script Manager to run it at boot. Unless someone knows a way to do it directly on the device without an app. That would give you enough space as you would need.

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