I’m monitoring Disk I/O with iotop and I’m seeing whatpulse make a write every 10-20 seconds.
Is there a way to stop this?
I ask because I’m running it on a system where the OS is being booted from a USB stick. While SSDs have wear-levelling to combat excessive writes, standard flash drives don’t, so I’m trying to minimise writes as much as possible.
Sure, but it uses the standard data directory of your OS. Click “Open datadir” from the Advanced button on the settings tab, it’ll take you there. If you want to move that, you’ll need to create a hardlink to that location on the default path.