I tried to install Bitcoin Core from a Docker image and failed miserably, but I have the entire Bitcoin blockchain downloaded:
[As you can probably see, it’s not in the standard place.](https://preview.redd.it/96p5dkww6pf51.png?width=1901&format=png&auto=webp&s=0e04b2f01d5a262b45a02b1fe3baeb77313c93ee)
I went and installed Bitcoin Core according to the instructions on [bitcoin.org](https://bitcoin.org). However, I haven’t yet started the Bitcoin daemon because I am aware that on the first run, it will try to download the entire blockchain. However, I have it stored above.
[All the data files from the failed install attempt](https://preview.redd.it/ch66qbfk7pf51.png?width=916&format=png&auto=webp&s=a21cd7acabced18fb90ff0d2e87004d575ae4a70)
I am ideally trying to avoid having to download 311 GB of blockchain data again as this will put me too close to my 1.2 TB data limit. I never thought I would ever come even close to exceeding it, but here I am.
I want to use this existing blockchain data. Is that possible? It is, of course, slightly behind because I nuked the Docker image install.