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Can I move and symlink the "run" folder in Library/Application Support/Local? (Mac)

I’m trying to free up space on my system drive, and noticed that I have a 10.5GB “run” folder within Users/username/Library/Application Support/Local

It appears each site I have has a folder within the “run” folder, containing site specific configs, DB data files, etc.

I’m wondering whether it would be safe to move this folder to another drive and symlink it?

Many thanks in anticipation.

You’re exactly right that the run folder has the raw files and configuration to actually serve the site.

I’m not 100% sure what would happen if you moved that and symlinked it. It might work since you’re on a more unix-y system – Windows users would likely be in a world of hurt.

I’d say give it a shot by:

  1. Take a backup of each site by right-clicking on it in Local and selecting “Export.” That will give you a zip to save in case something goes wrong.
  2. Stop Local
  3. Make the changes to that run folder – symlinking etc.
  4. Start Local and see what happens!

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