No worries, glad to help.
As I said, always try to keep a backup copy once ur synced up.
Even if it’s only when you shut down for installing newest release.
A few weeks sync is much better than months.
I think I’ll actually offer a free solution for this as best I can.
Chia official won’t approve it, but I can’t see why a trusted ( over time) torrent wouldn’t be used.
It’s odd, bram being our leader , there no torrent available, strange world we live in.
“It’s odd, bram being our leader , there no torrent available, strange world we live in.”
Chia Network is decentralized, peer to peer, pretty much the basic idea behind bittorrent, i think.
In this case however all data (the blockchain) is automatically and continuously updated between all nodes, instead of a user just getting the files he wants to and then sharing just those files to other users (nodes) in the network.
If there was an high bandwidth download source for the blockchain and many users would prefer a quick download from that source, that would be a very attractive target for hackers (or worse the owner of the source) to manipulate the blockchain… bye bye defi!
That said, synchonizing 30GB plus nowadays is no fun;-(
Sorry, forgot to add that Bones suggestion of making you’re own backup copy of the db directory is a very good idea.
Just don’t forget to stop all Chia processes accessing the database first or you might end up with a corrupted and unsuable backup.
I had that constantly for a while.
My ports were forwarded and open.
It was due to corruption in chia software somehow.
But no point jumping straight to re install before checking these simpler possibilities, which sometimes fix it.