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Offline joele

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Still syncing the blockchain
« on: September 10, 2015, 01:15:48 am »
I don't know what happen to my wallet but it start syncing again from start after I opened it 4 days ago, and it's still syncing for the past 4 days (24hrs/day)and there is still 29 weeks left.

Is there a faster way to sync the blockchain?

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Re: Still syncing the blockchain
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2015, 01:52:47 am »
I don't know what happen to my wallet but it start syncing again from start after I opened it 4 days ago, and it's still syncing for the past 4 days (24hrs/day)and there is still 29 weeks left.

Is there a faster way to sync the blockchain?
i could uplaod my chain folder for you if you want

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Re: Still syncing the blockchain
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2015, 02:40:58 am »
I don't know what happen to my wallet but it start syncing again from start after I opened it 4 days ago, and it's still syncing for the past 4 days (24hrs/day)and there is still 29 weeks left.

Is there a faster way to sync the blockchain?
i could uplaod my chain folder for you if you want

Thanks for the offer, but it will take you hours even days uploading that folder, I don't want to trouble you.

If there is existing  reliable updated chain on the web that I can download, please post the info., Thanks :)

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Re: Still syncing the blockchain
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2015, 02:48:46 am »
I don't know what happen to my wallet but it start syncing again from start after I opened it 4 days ago, and it's still syncing for the past 4 days (24hrs/day)and there is still 29 weeks left.

Is there a faster way to sync the blockchain?
i could uplaod my chain folder for you if you want

Thanks for the offer, but it will take you hours even days uploading that folder, I don't want to trouble you.

If there is existing  reliable updated chain on the web that I can download, please post the info., Thanks :)
yea you are right .
just checked and the unzipped folder is 5.5 gb ...and i only have a 100kb upload speed...lol rip
here is a thread that might help though it hasnt been updated for a while
https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,16510.0.html
maybe ask fav for an update
« Last Edit: September 10, 2015, 02:50:30 am by jabbajabbaつ◕_◕つ »

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Re: Still syncing the blockchain
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2015, 06:25:41 am »
Give BitShares a try! Use the http://testnet.bitshares.eu provided by http://bitshares.eu powered by ChainSquad GmbH

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Re: Still syncing the blockchain
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2015, 06:56:46 am »
Yes, please try Chain Server as advised by xeroc.   I think the new wackou's bts backbone should have some decent Chain Server nodes providing fast blockchain download.  Do check out https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,13837.msg230185.html#msg230185
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Re: Still syncing the blockchain
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2015, 08:35:31 am »
Same to me when I tried to sync recently. I even stuck at a block (fork?) and did not move any more.

So I deleted the chain folder (don't delete the wallet folder), and resync from the beginning. Try to use bitshares_client instead of the GUI version, try to specify the chain server in config.json. It finally synced overnight. In any case, backup you wallet before you do anything.
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Re: Still syncing the blockchain
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2015, 01:19:44 pm »
Thanks for the info.

I noticed in bitshares_client, when it's in fast sync and you type any command or your RAM become low the fast-sync get interrupted and it sync in standard way.
This is the reason why I sync too slow.

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Re: Still syncing the blockchain
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2015, 08:45:57 pm »
Hi there,
When bitshares_client gets stuck on a block, is there any other solution besides deleting the chain folder and resyncing from the beginning?
My bitshares_client is stuck at block 3562924. Before that it ran smoothly for several weeks.
>>> get_info
{
  "blockchain_head_block_num": 3562924,
  "blockchain_head_block_age": "46 hours old",
  "blockchain_head_block_timestamp": "2015-09-11T22:49:50",
...
Thanks.

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Re: Still syncing the blockchain
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2015, 08:10:28 am »
You do run the most recent version 0.9.2??

edit: seeing that you only lack some 48h, I would assume that your peers are old .. you can either wait for the client to get new peers from the P2P network or delegate the peers_leveldb folder in %APPDATA%\BitShares to get fresh peers from the seed nodes
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