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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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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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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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Is it possible to sync an archive node with HDD in 2020?

Many bloggers have pointed out that it is almost impossible to sync an ethereum archive node using a HDD.But most of those blogs were published in 2018. I've seen several version updates of geth ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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