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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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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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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Fast synch mode slowed down after 200Gb

It took 2 days to get to 200gb on geth fast synch mode. But now im moving with approx 5gb a day with a decent internet speed around 100mb/s in Lan. I disconnected and now running on 25mb/s with wifi....
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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 server syncs itself very slow on SSD storage

This is the second time I've lunched a Geth server with full mode on a server with the resources below: 4Core CPU 16GB RAM 400GB SSD But server keeps staying arount half of highestBlock and its ...
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Is it possible to initiate Geth server from a specific block instead of genesis block?

I tried setting up Geth servers in full node different times, and all of them are always behind half of total max block. So, they cannot be synced easily even after weeks. I would like to know can I ...
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Geth stops working after being fully synced

I have a Geth server in full mode. It was synced fully and I was using it normally for weeks. Today, I wanted to check the synchronization status, so I used geth attach command to enter to the Geth ...
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Number of state entries needed before geth node is synced up with Ropsten

I am currently syncing a Geth node with the Ropsten network. Currently the download in the terminal show a neverending stream of Imported new state entries. I understand that I have to wait for all of ...
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How to duplicate a Geth server?

I have a Geth server which is fully synced, but the second server I have lunched cannot being synced after 2 weeks! I don't know why is this happening, but I decided to test another way. I setup a new ...
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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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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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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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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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Can we improve the performance of Geth server by setting maxpeers to 0?

I've lunched a Geth server in full node. I think the performance of machine for syncing is not acceptable and needs much more time to be synced fully. I would like to know if I set maxpeers to a low ...
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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 knownStates and pulledStates are always 0 on my full node?

It's the second time that I run a Geth in full node. The first one got synced fully, but the second one did not sync after a week. Both servers have the same configuration and infrastructure. Using ...
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Connect to any ethereum node remotely

Is it possible to connect to any synced ethereum node remotely and query their blockchain? Also, if the former is possible then are there any known remote nodes that offer this functionality for free? ...
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How does new block propagation, step by step, work in Ethereum?

I'm trying to understand how nodes propagate new valid blocks in Ethereum. Here's my attempt at a step by step how description of the process: 1. Miner constructs a new block and starts iterating ...
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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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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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What's the status of Ethereum Light Client?

Is there any stable Ethereum Light Client? Which one is production ready? What's the status and the roadmap? Moreover, I'm looking for some metrics related to a Light Client: Runtime resources usage (...
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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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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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Parity Kovan Node suddenly came to a halt ( untimely stopped )

Parity version: version Parity-Ethereum/v2.7.2-stable-2662d19-20200206/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/rustc1.41.0 Operating system: Linux Installation: one-line installer Fully synchronized: yes Network: ...
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Syncing keeps behind the blockchain

I am trying to run a geth node just to learn what I can do with it. I started geth with fast syncing. The problem is that it never syncs and always lags behind ~100 blocks. My datadir is on my HDD and ...
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Can chain states be processed faster or in parallel? (geth full node syncing)

I am trying to understand more about chain states. Basically Geth is capable of downloading blocks pretty fast now, but getting "known" and "pulled" states takes much longer and seems to be ...
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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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What happens to eth.sendTransaction when the target account is offline?

I am running geth --rpc on a local machine and have sent ether back and forth between local and non-local accounts successfully. Now I am wondering what happens if I shut down my target machine and ...
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Parity warp syncing slow

This is the first time I try to install an Ethereum client and I'm trying with Parity v1.6.6 on Arch Linux (sudo pacman -S parity). I read that the --warp option allows to save time not syncing the ...
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Can I connect to testnet after synchronization finished on mainnet?

I just finished block synchronization on mainnet by default, but I realized I want to try on testnet first. Should I do synchronization on testnet again? Or how can I connect to testnet? Thanks a lot....
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What is the recommended read/write speed for an SSD when syncing an archive node?

I am planning to sync an archive node for research purposes and am preparing to buy the hardware. How does the read/write speed of the SSD affect the sync speed? Is 500 MB/S enough, or would an ...
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Running geth - ssh doesn't work

The Ethereum light node is synced by geth, but when we tried to sync it we lost ssh connection. We assumed that while it is syncing it is impossible to connect via ssh to computer. If anyone has any ...
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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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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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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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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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BAD BLOCK and “invalid difficulty” error when syncing ropsten testnet in geth

I had been connecting to the ropsten testnet for the past couple months in geth with no issues, and able to quickly sync to the latest block. Now when I connect to ropsten as follows (as I've always ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Geth sync and exit

I don't usually keep my Geth instance running, but I would like to keep my Ethereum blockchain synced so that starting Geth is not slow. I reason that I can create a cronjob for this. So my question ...
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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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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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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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