January is almost done, and so my first test of Ethereum. The first 2 weeks I was doing pool mining, and I must say it worked really easy. About a week ago I decided to do the Solo mining thing, and I think I might have gained a couple of gray hairs since then. My problem, I can't get geth node to sync past a point.
My scrapyard rig:
- Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600
- 2 x 2GB DDR 800 MHz RAM
- SSD HDD
- 2 x Nvidia 1070
- Ubuntu 16
- geth as per the official instruction with apt-get
- ethminer as per the official instruction with source compilation
I start geth in a screen window with
geth --cache=256 --rpc --rpccorsdomain localhost console 2>&1 | tee /tmp/eth.log
I have gotten as far as ~80% once, but it then just starts from 0 again.
Once it hit a fork..
a couple of time it got very slow around 20~30 %, I stop it. Start new
a couple of time it just jumps back to way under 50%, I stop it. Start new
I have now tried about 5 times to start from 0, by deleting the folder $HOME/.ethereum and more recently only
I have since started a backup folder of the chaindata, as it's really big.
Is there something I am missing?