Is there any way to move the blockchain and all logs/folders to a USB stick and keep it there so you don't have files indicating you own Monero stored on your computer?

I've tried moving the blockchain manually but after doing that the daemon cannot connect and it still creates logs in .bitmonero.

Debian based.

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    With respect to moving the blockchain file, did you look at this guide already? monero.stackexchange.com/questions/7225/…
    – dEBRUYNE
    Commented Feb 23, 2022 at 7:19
  • And for the logs, --log-file /path/to/log.log
    – jtgrassie
    Commented Feb 23, 2022 at 20:56
  • anytime I try running the daemon with the blockchain on the usb it gives me the following error Monero 'Oxygen Orion' (v0.17.3.0-release) Error: Couldn't connect to daemon:
    – user14443
    Commented Feb 28, 2022 at 21:42
  • "Couldn't connect to daemon" is a wallet error, not a daemon error.
    – jtgrassie
    Commented Mar 1, 2022 at 2:47

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Yes. Just use the options --data-dir and --log-file appropriately when starting the daemon.

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