After the synchronization of block chain is complete, what happens if you close the geth console while it continues to run the current block chain data?
In the future, I would like to turn off synchronization and close the command prompt geth console so that I can do maintenance on the system.
Is there some duration of time where you can have your system turned off and still start synchronizing again at the last block chain found on your system?
I guess I am asking because it seems that after I had finished synchronization and it was processing through a block, I closed the geth command prompt window.
I then tried to restart geth console and it seems to find the most recent local full block (which on my system seems to be 4058127)
It then goes through this process:
INFO [07-22|11:58:30] IPC endpoint opened: \\.\pipe\geth.ipc
INFO [07-22|11:58:30] HTTP endpoint opened: http://127.0.0.1:8545
INFO [07-22|11:58:30] Mapped network port proto=tcp extport=30303 intport=30303 interface=NAT-PMP(192.168.2.1)
INFO [07-22|12:01:00] Block synchronisation started
INFO [07-22|12:01:03] Imported new chain segment blocks=2 txs=148 mgas=12.617 elapsed=303.788ms mgasps=41.532 number=4058129 hash=ac2f90…89e00a
WARN [07-22|12:01:08] Synchronisation failed, dropping peer peer=1cd4c9e09b903579 err="retrieved hash chain is invalid"
WARN [07-22|12:05:13] Synchronisation failed, dropping peer peer=416475e24fa54674 err="retrieved hash chain is invalid"
WARN [07-22|12:10:49] Synchronisation failed, retrying err="block download canceled (requested)"
It doesn't seem to be able to sync now and it keeps dropping peers.
Does this 'handshake' process just take a long time or did I kind of mess up by stopping the geth console and then trying to restart it.
If it is just a question of patience vs. restarting from scratch, what general time frame should I expect before the handshake completes and I can catch up again to the end of the block chain.