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I'm running a full node with Mist and my chaindata folder is huge. It's over 300GB when the block-chain is currently just over 100GB. There's over 169,000 files. Is that normal?

Is there a way to recover what I already have instead of just deleting it all and re-syncing?

  • 300GB is huge, the solutions I know of is just to delete chaindata folder and re-sync it with --fast. I'm also looking for another way of doing it – bravokeyl Oct 28 '17 at 5:34
  • If I want to run a full node, I shouldn't use --fast, right? – sharkya Oct 28 '17 at 13:10
  • I'm not sure about that, have to check – bravokeyl Oct 28 '17 at 15:02
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I ended up just deleting the contents of the chaindata folder and re-sycing a full node and it only took 11 hours; 16,700 files and only 33 GB. There was definitely something wrong with the old chaindata. Previously, it took me 12 hrs to sync 1 day of transactions. Now, its so much faster.

  • How large is your block size and the chain structure you downloaded? Mine has been downloading for over a couple days now. I am currently stuck on Block 4,448,214/4,550,977 since more than 15 hours and the chain structure is 20,000,000+ / increasing every now and then.. 12 hours ago I was at 14,000,000+ . My chaindata folder is 31,150 Mb (15803 files) so I'm guessing I still have 1k files at least to go... I'm running Mist (Ethereum-Wallet-win64-0-9-2) – Pau Coma Ramirez Nov 15 '17 at 8:29
  • I ended up on selecting the light client sync as suggested here Synchronized in a matter of minutes. – Pau Coma Ramirez Nov 15 '17 at 11:59

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