.minikube folder location
So I was recently getting Minikube on my work laptop. As it happens, this did not go painlessly. My C drive has a measly 100G (free 8G) so almost all tools I install, if their dot file folder is going to hold anything significant like virtualbox images, I usually symlink it off to my D drive which is a lot roomier.
DON’T DO THAT WITH MINIKUBE YET…. it does not work :(. I tried
.minikube folder when that didn’t work, then the
.minikube/machines folder - neither worked. If you’re really
desperate, you could use Virtualbox media manager to move the disk to
some other drive. Of course, this isn’t really a solution since you need
to have enough space in C in the first place.
There’s a ticket to have a
which will let you move the config folder around - so go subscribe to it
if you need this. The second PITA is that the
minikube.exe as well as
kubectl all have to be on C drive as well - but symlinks work for
I also ran into trouble with ssh - minikube vm provisioning was using my
external SSH client that it found on
PATH and was calling that without
quoting properly which resulted in the provisioning failing. Turning on
verbose logging with
--v 9 showed what was happening and the easiest
way out was to make sure there’s no
ssh.exe on path - this forces
minikube to use it’s internal ssh client and provisioning proceeded.
Once you have Minikube up though, it’s quite nice to work with.