I don't understand what happened, but after a week of waiting for Geth to complete the blockchain download using
geth --rpc and reaching 31GB's of data downloaded so far. My ISP had an outage due to a storm yesterday morning, I lost service twice in one day. Now that my ISP is up again, I checked the Geth download and it hasn't moved since the first outage happened about 20 hours ago.
More then that I suddenly have an extra 30GB's of free space on my hard drive and Geth folder only has 78MB's of data in it. It's practically empty. I'm confused, why did the part of the blockchain I download suddenly disappear and start back at essentially 0 and Geth is currently just sitting there not doing anything.
I would really be grateful for advice on what's happening and how I can prevent it from happening again. Also, I'm doing this to mine ethereum, so I assume I need to download the full and complete blockchain. What is it currently at, about 60GB's? Which is fine.
Anyway, again I'm grateful for any advice.