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Why does the mainnet download take a long time? How can I improve this? [duplicate]

We have been working on integrating a ETH node to our e-wallet to enable ether transactions. We completely build the platform by connecting to a private Ethereum network. Now everything is ready to ...
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Ethereum Wallet on Mac - Way Too Slow and uses up CPU! [duplicate]

I am really concerned with the amount of blocks I have to sync and how long it takes/how much power it consumes. It took me 2-3 days to fully sync last week and now I am syncing all day again. It ...
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What is Geth's “fast” sync, and why is it faster?

One of the answers to this question suggested using Geth's --fast flag to help quickly synchronise the block data. How does the flag work, and how does using it speed up the synchronisation? Are we ...
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Difference between a pruned and unpruned blockchain

At the Berlin Blockchain Meetup, Gustav Simonsson teased the Homestead release coming soon (tm) and we were discussing blockchain bloat and the current size of the Ethereum blockchain. We discussed ...
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What is Parity's “warp” sync, and why is it faster than Geth “fast”?

A follow-up of one of the classic questions on this site: One of the answers to this question suggested using Geth's --fast flag to help quickly synchronise the block data. Now, parity comes with ...
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How to run a “server” for light clients?

When running geth --light the go-ethereum client somehow has to connect to full nodes to interact with. Could geth connect to any full node on the network or does this require a special endpoint? How ...
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Is there any software apart from Geth and Mist that offers the Javascript console? I want to use the console but I don't want to do all that syncing

Is there any software apart from Geth and Mist that offers the Javascript console? I want to use the console but I don't want to do all that syncing. Parity does not have a console as far as I know ...
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Why downloading the Blockchain with GETH --fast is still very slow [duplicate]

My attempt to install Mist on my PC since May 16, 2017 failed miserably many times. Fact is, I am able to install the app no problem. The problem I have is that it just takes forever to download the ...
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Ethereum Blockchain Size

I synchnorized Ethereum blockchain in my AWS Ubuntu 16.04 server with 110GB Hard Disk. The command I used is geth --syncmode=fast --cache=1024 According to bitinfocharts, the total size of Ethereum ...
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Is there a dynamic pruning in geth --fast?

Once i've downloaded the blockchain with geth --fast , is there a dynamic pruning on the up-comings blocks, or will I archive all the blocks from where I stand?
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Ways to manage disk space? (e.g., running geth/Mist in “full,” “fast” and/or “light”)

Looking to manage my disk space needs, knowing that the blockchain is ~20GB as of June 2016 and growing. Have a few related noob questions about the "full," "fast," and "light" syncs for Mist/geth. (...
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Importing private key: Why is it so fast?

I've just imported two private keys with both, geth and the zcash-cli. While the zcash-cli (a public t.* address) took more than 15 minutes* (I guess it scanned the whole blockchain), geth was ...
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Very slow Ethereum sync

I was around block 2.5 million on a "full" sync and I think it would've taken months to fully sync. At times the blockchain grew faster than my computer was syncing. I moved that directory over to a ...
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Geth-Maximum peer count?

I am wondering what does "Maximum peer count ETH=25 LES=0 total=25" What is this eth=25 ? Les = 0 ?"mean and why shoud we have maximum peer count. When we say peer count does it mean people who are ...
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“being full node” vs.“being sync” : Are they the same?

When we try to be sync using Parity or geth, Does it mean that we are trying to be a full node ? And is it correct to say that: being sync = being a full node = keeping the entire blockchain ?

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