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What is the difference between “geth” and “geth --fast”? [duplicate]

EDIT : I hadn't see the other question but this one ain't a duplicate because I'm asking here, precisely, if the state differs and if it does, what are the implications. The answer to that question ...
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Ethereum won't synch after 36 hours [duplicate]

Installed Ethereum Geth. Funded 0.25 ETH with bitcoins. Never saw the 0.25 ETH coming into place, because as already happens with Bt-Core, it needs to synch with the network. But whereas Bitcoin can ...
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Quicker block sync in homestead? [duplicate]

I am downloading the full blockchain for the main network in Homestead, does the --fast function in geth work? geth --fast It has been a couple hours already and not even past 5%!
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How can I get a geth node to download the blockchain quickly?

I'm running a geth node on slow hardware. At the current rate of progress it could be several days before I can download all the blockchain. Is there a way to get it to synchronise more quickly?
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How to delete or reset the blockchain in geth? (OSX)

I have a currupt Blockchain and want to hard reset the chain. what do I need to delete in order to start downloading the chain from scratch? I know that there are 2 ethereum folders (I am on OSX): $...
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What is Geth's “light” sync, and why is it so fast?

This question is in a similar vein to the past questions about geth --fast and parity --warp. There was a recent question where the OP wanted to do as little syncing as possible, and one of the ...
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Geth node starts to sync from the beginning after fast sync

I have synced using the --fast command. Now how should I proceed? I tried stopping it, and then running geth --rpc but it says: Last Header #1311471 Last Block #0 Fast Block #1310224 What should I ...
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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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Corruption on data-block while synchronising

My home server's been down for a couple of days while I do some upgrades. I'd had Geth running in one of the terminal windows, but shut it down gracefully using exit before taking the server offline. ...
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Can chaindata be split across two (or more) locations?

With the size of full nodes rapidly growing, I'm looking for a way to split my chaindata across multiple hard drives. I have one internal 1TB SSD capable of syncing the chain, and then an internal HDD ...
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My geth node is taking ages to sync, can I still send ether?

It looks like I have to sync my blockchain at least until the block when my account was funded. Because as of right now the balance for my address is still zero. I'm runnig geth version 1.4.4-stable-...
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~/.ethereum takes a lot of disk space. What can I clean up without having to sync from scratch?

I am using cpp-eth on freebsd 10.3 with SSD and ~/.etherium takes about 41 Gb of disk space: ~/.ethereum # du -sh * 4.0K config.rlp 41G d4e56740 0b geth.ipc 4.0K keys....
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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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Why is Geth's “fast” sync now the default, whereas before it wasn't?

As of version 1.6.0, the default method used by Geth for syncing the chaindata is "fast": The default sync mode is --syncmode=fast, for full sync please use --syncmode=full. Previously, the ...
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Will I be able to mine having my whole blockchain imported using the --fast flag? (Geth)

Having the same problem as in this question: Corruption on data-block while synchronising I restarted my synchro on the fresh/empty data directory using the --fast flag. According to this answer: What ...
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Syncing slow to a crawl (2048 blocks in 2 hours)

I had no issues before, but my syncing has gotten incredibly slow with geth. My system time and date are good (set by ntp) so that shouldn't be the issue and my Internet connexion works fine. It took ...
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Can you help me parse this input data from a newProposal transaction from The DAO?

Every Ethereum transaction that represents a function call on a smart contract holds an input field with data that corresponds to the data sent through the interface of the function. For example, this ...
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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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Problem with Mist Wallet synchronization

I've installed the Mist wallet app v0.9.3 and it says "Synchronizing", and then after a few minutes the progress numbers stop changing. The log file shows repetitious socket errors (what is strange ...
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Does Eth have an equivalent to Geth's --fast flag?

In a previous question, I asked how Geth's --fast flag worked. I'm now moving over to using Eth, so my question is: is there an equivalent option to allow Eth to quickly sync the block data? If so, ...
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How contract data is stored in blockchain

Is the contract data stored as a whole or it is spreaded out in the history of blockchain? I notice the input of a transaction issued to a contract contains only the Method ID follow by the method's ...
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Concept of Geth Light Client for Mobile

Need to understand how the Geth's light client parameter works. I want to understand the algorithm. Whether some part of the blockchain will be downloaded or will not download anything. In both cases ...
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Transaction using geth is stuck

I have created a wallet using geth on my mac. I have sent a small amount from Kraken to that account but its stuck on "sending". Do I need to download the blockchain first on my node so it can be ...
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Geth fast mode stuck on syning states after 3 days

i have started fast sync and its was took 3 days on first day every blocks was synced but its syncing states and now its really slow! here is syncing result: { "currentBlock": 10735343, &...
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Mist is synchronizing extremely slowly on Linux Ubuntu 15.10. Any way to speed it up? [duplicate]

Mist is synchronizing extremely slowly on Linux Ubuntu 15.10. Any way to speed it up? Current info: Downloading block 1,081,182 of 1,521,138. It's downloading like a few blocks per minute, tops ...
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Syncing geth 1.9.15 took too long on HDD raid-0

I've been running full node on a server with this config: Centos 7 11 Tb hdd raid-0 32 Gb ram and I'm using geth 1.9.15-stable-0f77f34b I'm trying to be archive node but syncing took over 1 months ...
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Does fast sync download all past event logs?

If I do a fast sync when connecting to Ethereum the first time, will all past Events (written into smart contracts) be downloaded along with the block headers?
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Blockchain stalls on Testnet (and Main Network) - mist wallet 0.8.8, geth 1.5.6-stable

I am new to Eth. I got the mist wallet, version 0.8.8 I got the geth 1.5.6-stable I am running everything on Linux Mint 18. The CPU is not an issue, RAM is not an issue, Connectivity is not an issue. ...
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Deploying a smart contract from hosted wallet or light client

At the moment I use the official Ethereum wallet / mist for deploying a contract to the Ethereum network. Is there any other options for doing this either via different software clients or websites? ...

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