Questions tagged [synchronization]

Syntonization is the process where your node / client (geth, Ethereum Wallet, etc) receives the most up to date data from the Ethereum blockchain.

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Geth syncing - Jan 18, how much time should wait before I call it quits. (First time miner)

After 3 days; current status: > eth.syncing { currentBlock: 4829460, highestBlock: 4829665, knownStates: 19675738, pulledStates: 19646971, startingBlock: 4828906 } Getting ti
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How can I estimate the time remaining to complete a sync?

I would like to know approximately how long it will take my geth node to complete syncing. There was a previous question that was similar to mine, but less specific, and it was closed in favor of a ...
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Private Blockchain Chain Spec Sanity Check Please

A private blockchain running for two years runs find on Parity 2.3.9. When upgrading a node to 2.4, sync stops. Peers are still strong (25) but block import repeats at Block X where Block X is the ...
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Do I really need to sync Geth even if I already have synced Ethereum Wallet?

I already have Ethereum Wallet installed and synced, fully working. But I am working on a cryptocurrencies-based project and I needed the JSON-RPC, so I installed Geth. However Geth seems not to be ...
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If I am fast syncing Ropsten, and i close the command prompt or Mist and reopen Mist, will it continue to fast sync?

Just wondering since I was trying to fast sync Ropsten with Mist and it came to a block number around 600,000 and stopped, so I closed Mist and reopened it and it only got to the "started swarm" part. ...
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Can't launch mist wallet. Stuck after pressing 'launch application' in windows 10

Hi. I downloaded Mist wallet and then after some time when the 'launch application' button came up, I pressed that. However, now I only see the following image on my screen and the figures shown ...
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Geth syncing fast Ropsten too long delays between importing new segments

i have a problem with my Geth Ropsten node. Time between importing new segments of chain is too long. For example logs from my docker container below geth-testnet_1_6d184080c9e1 | INFO [02-11|13:30:...
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What is the best parity configuration to run a full archive node on raspberry pi?

I am using a raspberry pi to download the archived version of the blockchain with parity. I've started parity with parity -d /home/xxx/data/Ethereum --pruning archive --public-node However, the ...
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Is it possible to call a Contracts function from a set setTimer? Web3JS

I want to be able to call a function of a contract every 60-120 seconds, in my JavaScript code I have a set timer that runs for down a timer from 120 seconds down to 0 by subtracting 0.01 every 10 ...
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syncing forever

I'm trying to mine using the commands geth --rpc and ethminer on an ubuntu 16.04 machine. Sometimes it works, but often after I restart my PC, I get the error "Network syncing, will start miner ...
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Why does sync eat up all RAM and hang my computer?

I have installed the Wallet v0.9.1 but have not been able to reach sync. It starts at good speed (1000 blocks/sec), but after 1 hour and 3.5Mblocks it slows down and I notice my 8GB RAM is taken. ...
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Mist reloading chain structure from scratch

How come every time I close and open ethereumwallet it starts downloading the chain structure from scratch?
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Geth interface panic after weeks of being in sync

After weeks of being in sync and working fine, my Geth just stopped. Upon restart, what started as a long hang on FS Sync Time (repeat output with different values, no further movement beyond ...
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Ropsten Blockchain Size on Disk December 2019?

Hello what is the size of the Ropsten Blockchain, on disk, using Parity with full trace on? (Info required to provision a VPS).
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Ethereum wallet

Like many others I'm really struggling with setting up the ethereum wallet. I deleted the chaindata folder in order to make the download process quicker. Unfortunately I closed the ethereum wallet ...
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geth sync stuck at 2,700,000 [duplicate]

It all ran well before 2,700,000 but when comes above 2,700,000 hellish... INFO [12-21|00:08:43.253] Imported new chain segment blocks=2 txs= 5 mgas=0.356 elapsed=30.309s mgasps=0....
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Getting the last synced block is 0

I am trying to get last synced block but it always 0. So I have run geth --syncmode fast -cache 4096 --rpc Here is a logs INFO [12-19|09:47:50.058] Imported new state entries count=...
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Can I access last mined block if my node is not there yet?

This might be a stupid question, but I'll ask anyway... I'm currently connected to Ropsten and when I execute eth.blockNumber it says 1853682 (I'm like 300000 blocks away from current last mined ...
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How to test chain reorganization with testrpc?

I am working on blockchain synchronization script. I need a way to make reorganization programmatically for testing purposes. Is there such functionality in some testrpc?
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How to increase stored block states from 128 to 10 000 in Geth?

AFAIK Geth preserves states for the last 128 blocks by default. I would like to keep states for, say 10000 blocks (not turning myself into archive node). Is it possible?
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How much more it will take for Ethereum wallet to Sync - 2019

I has been a week when I tried to Sync Ethereum on SSD VPS. Here are the details - Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): ...
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Known states for testnet on fast sync mode Nov - 2018

Whats the current knownStates for testnet on fast sync mode Nov - 2018 Is there an online service which provides the current states of the ethereum testnet. It been several days and --testnet fast ...
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Node lags behind 100 blocks, states are finished syncing

I run my geth node with the following command: ./geth --cache 8192 --syncmode full It has been syncing for a long time, and it looks like it has finished syncing: > eth.syncing { currentBlock: ...
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NodeSync - Node crashed while syncing? TypeError: Cannot read property 'timestamp' of undefined

Previously Mist wallet worked. Now it stops at 'Started Swarm' and writes this to console. I'm using Qubes with Debian-8 template. I start Mist by ./geth --synchmode "light" in the .config/Ethereum ...
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Syncing on Ropsten taking too long

I am running geth on a debian system and on testnet ropsten. However I notice it's not always fully synchronized. Is this due to the network, the program, or the machine itself? It's always about ...
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Geth sync at 99.99%, Latest block is 0, Importing state entries for a long time [duplicate]

I know its a common issue but I wanted to post to see if there is an updated solution. I am running: geth --rinkeby --rpc --rpcapi="personal,eth,network,web3,net" geth attach http://localhost:8545 ...
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How block are validated in a private blockchain

I have running a private blockchain with 4 nodes, and when i'm creating my Dapp, i have specified for the web3 address only one node ( Ip; port, RCP) So, my question is , how the others nodes ...
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What are options re: transferring ETH and ERC-20 tokens out of Mist without having to synch?

I have some ETH and many custom tokens sitting in a Mist wallet that will take many days to synch. I assume I can use the 'transfer from' function to move these tokens from this wallet without having ...
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Private Ethereum blockchain does not sync last 65 block

I've successfully create a private Ethereum network, I've two machines on the same local network, the first one is where I've created the chain, the second should be a new peer that should sync with ...
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Geth Mismatch of the highestBlock while syncing

While syncing on my Ubuntu 16.04 machine on ropsten yesterday the highestBlock matched the current highestBlock > eth.syncing { currentBlock: 2587196, **highestBlock: 3528808**, knownStates: ...
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iOS node not syncing with private BKC

I use the Geth framework and Swift 4 to boot a node inside an iOS 11.0 app. This node connects to my local BKC (to 4 nodes to be precise). Here are some tests I made : if I start 3 computer nodes ...
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Writing GBytes of data to disk, despite no network activity - what, precisely, is geth doing?

I'm watching geth 1.4.17 on Activity Monitor. Judging by the Network page, it's not doing anything. Rcvd Bytes is 5.9MBytes, and Sent Bytes is 2.6MBytes, and it's been that way for a while now. But ...
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Ethereum classic node syncing, still around approx 100 blocks behind even on SSD

Does somebody know what to do? SSD disks are not enough? How much cache do I need to allocate for it to sync in time? Still around 100 blocks behind and 0/0 blk/mgas sec, sometimes 1 / 0 blk/mgas sec. ...
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Mist Wallet Synch Stuck - Not coder/geek

I too have the 'synch stuck' syndrome suffered by many others. I don't think I've ever been this frustrated but am trying to be patient. After 12-24 hours I get stuck around 2.4m block after multiple ...
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Installing Mist after I already had Geth

I already had geth installed and Rinkeby testnet synced. After that, I wanted to see how Mist works and downloaded Mist ( 36.7 MB Mist-linux64-0-9-0.deb). When launched Mist and choose Rinkeby test ...
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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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Question on initial sync and Freezer (SSD and HDD)

I've kicked off a fresh fast sync of Geth v1.9.2 and after 3 weeks it's still pulling states (state trie). As per the documentation you can use the Freezer with a HDD as it references old data so ...
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Geth stuck at “Regenerated local transaction journal transactions=0 accounts=0”,PLEASE HELP

I run a private chain with mulitpe Clique POA nodes for several days. Today I found the block can not update normally. The Geth version(executale version) info: [root@localhost ~]# geth version WARN ...
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Official data about synchronization time

Are there in the literature or from the Ethereum community/foundation any official benchmark about geth (or any other client, e.g. parity) initial synchronization time (with both fast and normal sync)?...
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Synchronization: why startingBlock is ahead of currentBlock?

> eth.syncing { currentBlock: 908716, highestBlock: 928604, knownStates: 0, pulledStates: 0, startingBlock: 908891 } It looks like synchronization started from block 908891, though the ...
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Different synchronization types

What are the different synchronization types for an Ethereum node? Which of them are client-specific (Geth, Parity)?
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Conflicting reports on sync mode and inability to see balances

I've been trying to maintain a full node for several months. It seemed to be working until I noticed zero balances this morning. etherscan.io site confirmed that balances are not zero, so ...
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what will happen to transactions on smaller length chain when peered with longer length chain in private ethereum

what will happen to transactions on smaller length chain when peered with longer length chain in private ethereum? Below is the scenario Step 1: I have started Ethreum private chain in 2 different ...
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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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I can see my ethereum but its not going to my wallet

My ethereum has been confirmed delivered but not in my wallet,fairly new but I have made successful transactions before,I can see my ethereum in etherscan.io 0x2ecc74c6e9c42eea14863fbc1e1d9656b339a6ec ...
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What are the rules on persisting old transactions?

If a new node joins the network and attempts a full sync, it requires all transaction information from genesis to build up its chain state. To do this the transactions it receives must be the ...
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Geth returning balance 0 [duplicate]

I started my geth using fast sync first and then normal sync once it was almost synced. 'currentBlock' is not increasing since hour and 'highestBlock' keep on increasing. geth --testnet --rpc --cache=...
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How to check my sync status on Geth 1.5.5, Raspberry Pi 3

Have a Geth 1.5.5 node running on a raspberry pi 3. When I type in sudo systemctl status geth I'll get ever changing time and block information. Neat, but how do I know when I am synced up? Is ...
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Can't send when geth started with no peers

I am trying to follow these instructions to send eth without syncing on my pc. ./geth-1.9.0 --maxpeers 0 console Then TX={ from: FROM, to: TO, value: VALUE, nonce: NONCE, gas: GAS, gasPrice: ...
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Syncing a fraction of the blockchain

I have a few questions about the way the blockchain syncs. I noticed on a couple of posts while researching that it's possible to start the block chain from a certain block. It was suggested that if ...