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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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