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As far as I know the current GoEthereum versions support snap sync by default. This is resumeable operation. You do not need to give extra command line parameters like --fast anymore to activate it. My node synced under 8 hours using the default parameters. More information about snap sync and its speed. More information about runnning an Ethereum node ...


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The state isn't pruned during syncing, it is pruned after. During sync the node downloads accounts incrementally until the whole State is downloaded. After the node is in sync, pruning is activated. Since every account change is represented as a node in the Merkle Trie, to prune an account modification entry all that it takes is to delete the corresponding ...


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