Fast Full Node Syncing
This page describes using a bootstrap chain file to drastically speed up syncing of new full node wallets.
Always close down your full node wallet completely before changing/editing any files or folders within your Zelcash data directory. Data can be corrupted if files are edited with wallet open, including lose of your local wallet.dat copy. BACK UP, BACK UP, BACK UP!
- The bootstrap file contains most of the current blockchain data in a downloadable zip file. You can use this data with your full node to more quickly sync your full node.
- This method is much faster because you do not need to download every block over the p2p node network, which can take many hours or days depending on internet speed.
- A full reindex of the chain data is needed for ZelNodes as you need to have
txindex=1in your zelcash.conf file, which requires a complete re-download of the chain data
- Copy/paste the bootstrap folder into your data directory AFTER ZelCore/Swing forces a reindex so you don't end up reindexing twice with the
txindex=1parameter being added to the zelcash.conf file.
Windows: C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Zelcash MacOS: ~/Library/Application Support/zelcash Linux: ~/.zelcash/