Been trying to get my main Chia rig synced for 6 days now. Seems the blocks increment faster than I can get them synced. I have four different Rigs scattered in different locations and they are all out of sync now. What is going on? Why would anyone want to continue if the system doesn’t even work?
Only reason I am really continuing is because I got lucky and received 2 XHC a little over a week ago. Even if there WAS a chance I could get more I doubt I will see it given that none of my rigs are sync’d. It seems to be getting worse.
Is there an entity causing an issue in the network? Is the protocol just not capable? All I see in the forums and Github are people pointing out the issue. No one has an answer. If there was a major flaw you would think it would be identified by now and a fix in place? Or at least I think there would be.
Sync is fine for me like all the time. You are on 1.1.5? Port open (upnp can do that automatically if you allow it)? Even when I reboot my fullnode it comes back in sync within a couple of minutes. Is it initial sync?
When I bring up a new system, I copy the database from my synced system. That makes the initial sync only take a couple minutes instead of hours and hours. Even if your other systems are not local, it would be a lot faster to copy the db and download it and start from there.
As for staying in sync, I haven’t had any issues at all since updating to 1.1.5 and doing port forwarding of 8444 (not just opening the port on the firewall or turning on upnp on the firewall, actually port forwarding directly to my node). That has been about a week at least.
Then you can start that Chia software back up. Transfer that file to the new system. Make sure the Chia software on the new system is not running. Go to the folder where that file is located and change the file extension of the existing file to something like .sqliteold. This way you have a backup just in case. Then write the file you copied. Then start the software. It should begin to sync at the level the synced node was at when the copy was made.
You said that port 8444 is open, but is it forwarded to your node in your firewall/router? I have found that setting up port forwarding to send that traffic directly to your node really helps. Some say it is not needed, but before I did this, I would have maybe 5-10 peers and I would drop out of sync constantly. Once I setup port forwarding, within an hour I had over 60 peers and I haven’t been out of sync since.