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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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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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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web3.eth.getBalance returns always zero

I have an ether account (whose details I prefer not to disclose here). I can confirm in etherchain.org that it has the correct amount of funds. I can also check that the funds were transferred in ...
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Speed of syncing the chain in parity using archive pruning mode

I am using parity v1.7.0-beta-5f2cabd-20170727 and I sync with ethereum chain in archive mode in order to keep all states of smart contracts. The command i use to launch parity is parity --pruning ...
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Ethereum wallet 0.9.0 slow sync (deleting block chain works but problem eventually comes back)

Windows 8.1 with 8GB RAM, 400GB spare, i7 CPU. 100Mb fibre broadband. Bitcoin and Litecoin wallet syncs no problems. So had an issue a few weeks back where block around 4 million was syncing at a ...
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Why do knownStates and Pulled states reset to zero on restarting geth?

I've noticed that, if I restart geth, attach a console and run eth.syncing, the knownStates and pulledStates values reset to zero and gradually increase again. Possibly naively, I'd expect that, once ...
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Full Synchronisation with Geth Repeated Tree Node Error

I am doing a university project on the functionality of the EVM. I need to use debug.traceTransaction() function which requires a fully synchronized node. I have tried to sync Geth on a university VM ...
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What does mean “Failed to retrieve current release”?

When I start with geth with light syncmode, I get the following error message: ERROR[date] Failed to retrieve current release err="can't fetch trie key ...
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Mist wallet sync problem

At the moment I can't sync mist wallet for 3 days it download block till 4,102,477 and final hundred bloks are stuck but the numbers below (downloading chain structure) still running and running for a ...
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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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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 not syncing to last block

i have been trying to run a node in a virtual machine. Im using Ubuntu 16.04 and have already installed Geth to it. Im running it with geth --rpc --cache=1024 --verbosity 5. When i attach to the ...
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What do the geth sync messages mean?

So far I've gotten these rather cryptic messages while syncing: Imported new block headers Imported new block receipts Imported new state entries Stalling state sync, dropping peer What do they mean?...
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Proper way to stop the Geth console to turn off computer for maintenance?

After the synchronization of block chain is complete, what happens if you close the geth console while it continues to run the current block chain data? In the future, I would like to turn off ...
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How to tell where in blockchain you currently are while syncing?

I am using geth fast sync 1024 and I was wondering how you tell which block you are currently on or what the numbers mean as it continues to sync. Is 'processed=6650309' the block chain I am ...
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When sync'ing with geth, what is the meaning of the value of “processed”?

I had thought that the value of the "processed" during a sync was the block number, but the number goes far beyond the latest block. What is the meaning of this number?
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New blocks unbearably slow to sync

For seemingly months now, Geth has been really slow for me. Like, seconds per block: INFO [07-13|23:35:10] Starting peer-to-peer node instance=Geth/v1.6.6-stable-10a45cb5/windows-amd64/...
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Is there a means to archive or keep an offline version of the blockchain for recovery?

I'm fairly new to downloading and mining of the Ethereum blockchain yet I've noticed it takes hours on my 100Mbs connection (haven't even looked at it over the SD-WAN yet). I've ran into some issues ...
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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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Sent ether to my wallet, been almost two months now and still downloading block chain. what do i do to speed this up? [duplicate]

i've downloaded geth but i don't know if it's doing anything. the terminal says "Fatal: Error starting protocol stack: resource temporarily unavailable" when i try to start it. i'm not really sure ...
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Geth is stuck syncing

I'm trying to mine using Geth. Right now, it's syncing and showing: { currentBlock: 3999975, highestBlock: 4000109, knownStates: 16329, pulledStates: 1739, startingBlock: 3999975 } The ...
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Why did an ISP outage reset my blockchain to only 78MB?

I don't understand what happened, but after a week of waiting for Geth to complete the blockchain download using geth --rpc and reaching 31GB's of data downloaded so far. My ISP had an outage due to a ...
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Geth syncing for 24 hours, still not done [duplicate]

I downloaded Geth 1.6.6 and ran it to sync the blockchain. It's been 24 hours, the chaindata folder is 12.4gb and it's still going. When should I expect it to be done? Is this normal (the website that ...
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Ethereum block download limit

I've been syncing the ethereum blockchain for over a week now and it has stopped downloading blocks but continues to download structure. When I restart it, it resumes downloading blocks but will only ...
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Initial sync taking well over half a week [duplicate]

I ran geth --fast --cache=1024 which was the recommended for faster syncing. It goes up to reach the maximum block once, then goes to the beginning and imports chain segments again. This second ...
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What will happen when an ethereum node loss internet connection?

Will it reconnect to the ethereum network upon establishing internet connection again automatically and sync Data ? Can we perform transaction and calls on the offline(no internet connection) ...
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Geth always returning a 0 balance?

i´m mining now for about 3 days with 3 rigs each with over 50Mh/s, but my balance is still 0. Does anybody know why ?
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Is it possible to mine ether with a mobile phone's H or 3G data connection?

I've seen similar questions and answers but I'm still unsure. The aim is to mine with about 6 GPUs from a basement that has electricity but no wifi. Only an H or possibly 3G mobile connection shared ...
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Can you interrupt the initial sync of geth? [duplicate]

I have ran the geth -rpc and it started syncing. Any idea on how long that should take? And if I interrupt it, will it start again or pick up where it was stopped? Also will the DAG stay always synced ...
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Trouble getting started with Ethereum Blockchain

I'm trying to get started with Ethereum. So I tried the Ethereum wallet, but it took way too long, and after it finished I couldn't even mine on the test network. So instead, I tried to use GETH, and ...
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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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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 to give more resources to Ethereum Wallet?

I downloaded the Ethereum Wallet a few weeks ago. Since then it has been syncing with the network (I don't have it running all the time). As today the block download progress is 3.700.000/3.912.000. ...
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How to form the transactionObject in a metamask enforced async call?

Normally, for a contract call (i.e. something that does not update ethereum), I would simply do: var something = myContractObject.getSomething(). I've just started using metamask, and unfortunately, ...
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Can I safely interrupt and restart fast sync in geth?

I am new to Ethereum and trying to get set up a new node with geth (using 1.6.5-stable). I am running geth --fast --cache=1024 and so far have been syncing for around 3 days (Win 7, 6GB RAM). I see ...
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I have a problem with my CPU miner, I just use geth only

I have some servers, and I want to try one of my servers to mine ethereum, I do not use GPU here because I only have a regular server, I see geth documentation, documentation I run the command 1) ./...
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How to create a dapp to provide access in browser without installing Ethereum client on Mist browser?

How can I Configure a Dapp to run from any browser without installing Ethereum client such as, Geth? Is there any JS library to achieve that. I am working on a decentralised application on a Private ...
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What's the bottleneck in my geth sync?

I've been running geth for about 2.5 days so far, and I'm trying to work out why it's taking so long to sync. It's downloaded ~40Gb of the blockchain (up to block #2379173 if I'm interpreting the ...
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Too little storage for sync blockchain

already having some ETH on my mist wallet - contributed them a couple of month ago. I can't sync the blockchain as I have to little storage on my computer. Using OS X 10.11.3; ETH Wallet Version 0.8.8....
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Can I reduce the space chaindata takes up?

So the size of my chaindata folder has snowballed to close to 80GB. Is there a way to reduce it or is the only way to delete it and resync geth with --syncmode fast? Thanks!
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Ethereum Windows wallet - stuck downloading - possible lost initial bitcoin deposit

I downloaded the Ethereum wallet from https://www.ethereum.org/, and got to the stage when it started downloading. I entered a password to create an "account", and it suggested I add funds via bitcoin....
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I am at the best block while downloading blockchain. Am I done?

I'm very new to this and was following a tutorial to mine ethereum and it told me to install geth and once installed use geth -rpc to sync the blockchain. So ive been running that for the past 10hrs+ ...
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Bought Ethreum with BTC, exchange freezed, sync freezed too

I've purchased ETH by BTC. My exchange stucked on "Awaiting Exchange" (like 2 hours now) and my Sync stucked at the same time (19%). What should I do now? Thank you!
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What is the blockchain download size and can i reduce it in some way?

I am currently on a connection with a download cap, and was wondering what the current download size for the whole blockchain was, and if i could reduce this download size to under 2 GB? I'm ...
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Can't complete synchronize the blockchain

I've tried to perform removedb, I've tried to go to different internets (my house, Starbucks), but I still get the same errors: INFO [06-09|20:10:17] Imported new block receipts count=...
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Limit geth/parity node synchronization network usage

It is possible to limit the network usage of geth/parity while updating my node? I want to be able to update (slowly, this doesn't matter), to reduce the strain on my network. Does anyone know a way ...
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Will I be able to mine having my whole blockchain imported using the “light” syncmode?

I was having trouble with "fast" method and opted for this mode. It seems to have worked in actually syncing up the blockchain. As I understand at this point it only downloads the current "state" of ...
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1 week to download and syn just one third of the blockchain … despite using geth

I am a newbie, also having severel trouble downloading/syncing the blockchain. Mist Wallet 0.81 installed, got it working about half a year ago, but not now any. I tried a complete download using ...
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Copy chaindata from one device to another?

After trying to sync the ether wallet with my laptop without success (it took too long and I finally switched off the computer) I started the syncing process from a Raspberry Pi 3 through Geth. The ...
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How to fix “address already in use” error when attempting to launch geth console?

I'm downloading the chain and I've processed more than 2 million blocks so far. I'm trying to attach to the geth console to view the syncing status, but I've tried typing geth console in another ...