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So the size of my chaindata folder has snowballed to close to 80GB. Is there a way to reduce it or is the only way to delete it and resync geth with --syncmode fast?

Thanks!

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Yes, you can do the --fast mode to reduce the chain data size. And yes, you can delete the old chaindata.

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    Will that prune existing data or are you suggesting deleting and resyncing? – Edmund Edgar Jun 17 '17 at 4:18
  • Exactly, when I try running it with --fast, I get a warning "Blockchain not empty, fast sync disabled" – Tomas Vrba Jun 17 '17 at 4:30
  • That was my worry. My internet is super slow right now so didn't want to have to re-sync it, even with --fast mode. Oh well, I'll do it later :) – Tomas Vrba Jun 17 '17 at 16:37

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