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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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 is the criteria to resync chain using proof of stake?

In PoW, nodes always resync their own chain to the longest chain in the network in order to respect the work the miners have done. In PoS, as I understand in its simplest form, the miner with the ...
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Synchronisation failed, dropping peer; err=“retrieved hash chain is invalid”; message loop

I have clique private proof-of-authority chain. I have updated all signer nodes' (currently I have 3 signer nodes) geth version to minimum Version: 1.8.16-stable. Also I have updated the other node ...
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How to convert geth arhive to full node without loosing intermediate state

We have a geth node that runs with --gcmode "archive". However, the recent growth of disk space is unsustainable and we want to change this to a full node. If I stop the node and just re-run ...
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can a node mine without download all of the blocks

if there is a node which doesn't have enough disk space, can i mine without download all of the blocks? i wonder if i can mine ,with just downloading the latest states of ethereum? but i'm not sure ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ethereum Wallet - Hangs at startup + 403 ws error

I have installed the Ethereum Wallet, Ethereum-Wallet-win64-0-11-1 (zip file), as described in the book. When I start up Ethereum Wallet (testnet Ropsten, syncmode “light”) the wallet seems to load ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Error syncing new node on private network:no peers available or all tried for download

I am currently trying to run a test node, which recently failed. I have deleted the directory and copied another node's AND tried a reset of the directory but at some point it freezes with this log ...
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What is my progress towards full sync?

I somehow is running geth with full sync. >geth --syncmode full --datadir F:\ethereum-full --keystore F:\keystore --port 30303 --nousb INFO [09-28|10:38:47.956] Starting Geth on Ethereum mainnet......
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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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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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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 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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solidity equivalent for new thread

I want to create a contract, which has a deposit function. But I also want, in the constructor, to start a "thread" that polls an external data source (via oraclize/chainlink or similar) at ...
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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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Cannot synchronize two nodes in private Ethereum blockchain

I am trying to build a private testnet with two nodes. This is my genesis block: { "config": { "chainId": 15, "homesteadBlock": 0, "eip155Block":0, "eip158Block":0 }, "...
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Node not syncing on Private Blockchain

Node 1 is mining but Node 2 is not syncing Running admin.peers on Node 1 gives: Running admin.peers on Node 2 gives: Both Nodes are using same genesis block When starting console on Node 2 I used --...
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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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Can I stop geth when it is halfway done and restart it without loosing all the first half of data?

I have started geth (fresh install) using this command: geth --datadir "my/path" I'm halfway done with sync and would like to restart my PC. Will I loose all the data accumulated so far or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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openethereum node disk usage

Using openethereum to sync the eth blockchain, after synced and now the disk space keeps growing 20G per day. The .log file in the db folder keeps growing. After restarting the node, the space will be ...
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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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Why does ethereum chaindata sometimes sync while syncing?

I am doing a fresh geth 1.9.18-stable sync, which I believe is fast by default. I am keeping an eye on the size of the .ethereum/geth/chaindata/ directory and have noticed that it does not increase ...
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blockchain sync failed and stuck

My machine was crashed and rebooted, but after rebooting, geth sync repeatedly failed at a block, I checked the block number, hash is right though, what should I do? INFO [08-08|09:54:23.184] ...
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Why is my full node stuck always out of sync?

I have a 16g ssd ubuntu, I run the command: geth --ropsten --syncmode=full --gcmode=archive Checking the "eth.syncing" in the console attached, I get always current block is ~100 blocks ...
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block syncing current is smaller than starting why?

I'm sync the chain after a power cycle, so current is behind highest for sure, but I also saw that current is falling behind starting block number, how is this possible? starting is the highest on ...
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What is the best way to store data/information while writing smartcontract?

Smart contracts are immutable. Unless we're 100% sure that our smart-contract is fully functional without any exception we never want to push that in the main net. That's why we have public test net. ...
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Is Ethereum fast sync feasible to get logs

I want to get the logs of an contract address by filtering the even with transfer Event. I cant use Infura for its restrictions and limits. So i want to sync my own ethereum node for myself. Since my ...
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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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Syncing geth 1.9.15 took too long on HDD raid-0

I've been running full node on a server with this config: Centos 7 11 Tb hdd raid-0 32 Gb ram and I'm using geth 1.9.15-stable-0f77f34b I'm trying to be archive node but syncing took over 1 months ...
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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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