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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Ethereum fast sync and wallet balance?

I'm planning to run a Ethereum server for getting wallet balances at a specific time, which type of node should i run, fast sync will work ? or should i go for archive node ?
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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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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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Ethereum hard-fork: Geth Syncing Issue

I have been running a geth testnet instance for the last 2 months and learning this. But after the hard-fork i have seen the syncing to be extremely slow. I updated geth to Version: 1.7.0-stable. eth....
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geth never completes syncing for rinkeby

My aim is to synchronise a full node for the Rinkeby network. It seems that geth does not finish synchronisation. I have had it run for over three days, but it is stuck at the last few blocks. > ...
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RPC connection to ETH Mainnet

Currently I am using GETH, but it is getting like 4~5 days trying to sync without success! May I know any other ETH client which can provides RPC connection and able to sync with the mainnet fast?!?
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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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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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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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slow syncing Ethereum blockchain

I used VM in Azure(1TB SSD, 16GB RAM,Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2673 v3 @ 2.40GHz). Install geth.exe Run geth --fast --datadir F:\Ethereum in cmd blockchain still downloading it's almost more than 5 ...
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I sent a transaction and got a hash, but blockchain explorers don't see it. What happened?

I used in the eth client web3.eth.sendTransaction({from:sender,to:receiver,value:amount) to try send some ether, typed yes to the question, then got a hash number ...
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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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Parity synced at not existing block 4839212

I have problem with parity, cant get synchronization in archive mode to end, anything, changing arguments, max-, min-, snapshot-peers, parity verisions do not help. I have blockchain in archive mode ...
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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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Why would a node stop updating chain?

I am running a private network and one node seems to have stopped updating its chain. It is stuck at block 264 while the others are hundreds past it. It is still connected to the network, but it has ...
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How can I find out what the highest block is?

I'm syncing up a new node. How can I find out what the latest block is so that I know how far I've got to go?
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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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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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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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Service to show number of state entries for syncing?

When syncing a node it would be helpful to know (an estimate of) the number of state entries in the current state to assess how long it takes to finish syncing a node. Is there a website, service or ...
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Fast syncing never stop

I have run geth --fast --cache=1024 for a week and I think I am almost complete: etherscan.io shows: LAST BLOCK 4005552 and my eth.syncing shows: { currentBlock: 4005449, highestBlock: 4005553, ...
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Error trying to synchronize geth clique client after shutdown

I'm working with a private network using geth clique clients. Each time a node shut downs, (after a power cut, or just killing the geth process), if a try to put it to work again, the node can't ...
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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 ...