Chia’s official DB download to get synced Faster

For those trying to get synced faster and safely,

Chia now has an official DB download via BitTorrent.


Of course they FINALLY do this after I FINALLY got synced (took appx. 3 WEEKS).

But at least it’s now here for future new folks.

Nice to see they listened - eventually.


Jaysus… Why did this take so long… It’s not like they did t have bit torrent as a tool from the beginning

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Iirc, torrents werent considered safe.

I think that the current scams pressured them to do something…

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downloaded the torrent, verified the signature, extracted to the chia db folder, stopped the chia service, backed up old db, renamed downloaded and started:

Completed startup.  Browse to port 8926.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/chia_full_node", line 8, in <module>
  File "/chia-blockchain/chia/server/", line 97, in main
    return async_run(coro=async_main(service_config), connection_limit=target_peer_count)
  File "/chia-blockchain/chia/server/", line 278, in async_run
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/asyncio/", line 44, in run
    return loop.run_until_complete(main)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/asyncio/", line 646, in run_until_complete
    return future.result()
  File "/chia-blockchain/chia/server/", line 80, in async_main
  File "/chia-blockchain/chia/server/", line 179, in run
    await self.start()
  File "/chia-blockchain/chia/server/", line 144, in start
    await self._node._start()
  File "/chia-blockchain/chia/full_node/", line 402, in _start
    num_unspent = await self.coin_store.num_unspent()
  File "/chia-blockchain/chia/full_node/", line 93, in num_unspent
    async with conn.execute("SELECT COUNT(*) FROM coin_record WHERE spent_index=0") as cursor:
  File "/chia-blockchain/venv/lib/python3.10/site-packages/aiosqlite/", line 41, in __aenter__
    self._obj = await self._coro
  File "/chia-blockchain/venv/lib/python3.10/site-packages/aiosqlite/", line 184, in execute
    cursor = await self._execute(self._conn.execute, sql, parameters)
  File "/chia-blockchain/venv/lib/python3.10/site-packages/aiosqlite/", line 129, in _execute
    return await future
  File "/chia-blockchain/venv/lib/python3.10/site-packages/aiosqlite/", line 102, in run
    result = function()
**sqlite3.DatabaseError: database disk image is malformed**

Anyone with the same error?

What a lame excuse to (maybe if it works) solve a long standing issue that they should do w/better programming of the db. Just saying.

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