Using web3 I'm trying to replay all events that have ever happened in order. Reading the docs, a good way to do this seems to be:

  web3.eth.subscribe('logs', { fromBlock: 0}, function() {})
  .on("data", console.log)

However, even though it says fromBlock is supported, it only start playing from the current block the blockchain has just synced.

So how would I replay events from the start? I'm pretty sure I shouldn't have to use 'tracing' since this would actually redo all actual calculations on the chain.

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Do you use a local node ? Because if you use a service it will be limited to 2M5 queries.

Maybe try {fromBlock : 1} ?

  • Yeah I’m using a local node
    – Geert-Jan
    Commented Jun 4, 2021 at 8:19
  • with infura node it's working from me, but I filter event for my smart contract only MyContract.getPastEvents("allEvents", { fromBlock: 100000 }, function (error, events) { })
    – GrindCode
    Commented Jun 5, 2021 at 9:50

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