I am trying to synchronize a full node, and this is going very slowly, the progress alternates between bursts of high CPU usage (which is fine, it is heavy but importing), and long times with nothing happening (0% CPU usage).
Restarting eth gets it to immediately start importing again, but since it gets stuck every few thousand blocks, this means letting it synchronize on its own will take a very long time.
So before I go for a cron that will stop/restart the node every 10 minutes, I would like to know if there is a better solution.
There is an "import" command for instance, but I could not find any downloadable bootstrap?
Addendum: this would be for eth, not geth, and the aim is to explore the blockchain, so I need all the data (as far as I understand "geth --fast" f.i. would not get all the data)