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Bootstrap

How to bootstrap the Qortal database: Bootstrapping is the process of using a pre made database file to catch up to the current block height. When you first start Qortal, the core will connect to peers to synchronize itself to the blockchain, that means it will download the entire Qortal blockchain. This may take days to complete, if you would like to speed up the process, use the bootstrapped DB. Every now and then the database is trimmed so look out for these updates on Discord and Telegram etc.

You can find bootstrap DB here: These are updated every Saturday Evening (GMT time zone) https://www.qortaldb.com/

WARNING : If you are not a first time user or you are using the db file to fix a stuck core or updating the db after a trimming update etc

- ALL YOUR SELL ORDERS MUST BE CANCELED BEFORE DELETING YOUR DATABASE AND USING BOOTSTRAP

- IF YOU USE A BOOTSTRAP, YOU WILL LOSE ALL OF YOUR TRADE HISTORY, YOU WILL REMOVE YOUR MINTING ACCOUNT, ETC.

- YOU MUST RE-ASSIGN MINTING KEY AFTER DOING BOOTSTRAP

- IF YOUR NODE IS STUCK ROLL BACK 50 BLOCKS INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

http://wiki.qortal.org/doku.php?id=how_to_orphan_back

Windows Guide

Go to https://www.qortaldb.com/ and use either one of the links to download the db zip file. If one of the links is downloading slowly, try the other one. Most countries will get best speeds with Link 1.

You will need to use a program called 7zip https://www.7-zip.org/download.html to extract the file. If 7zip is installed, right click the db.zip file, choose 7zip and extract to "db\". Once you have extracted the file, you will have a folder called db. You will need to put this into the Qortal database folder.

Assuming you have installed Qortal and Qortal UI on your device, go to File Explorer and in the address bar type in %localappdata%\Qortal hit enter. This should take you to the Qortal database folder. You can also find it by going to C:\Users\(Your Pc Name / Admin)\AppData\Local\Qortal (If you used a different folder during the installation process, please navigate your way there).

Just replace the db folder you extracted from your download folder to the Qortal db folder and restart Qortal.

You will notice your syncing time reduce significantly so you can be caught up to the current blockheight quickly. Enjoy!

Mac Guide (By Jaymen)

1. Open Terminal. Stop your core if you need to:

killall -9 java

If it show command not found , install it by :

apt-get install psmisc 

2.Go to the qortal folder (path varies depends on where you install it):

cd /home/YOUR_USERNAME/qortal

4. Remove db folder (Make sure you dont have any trade orders listed):

rm -rf db

5.Download 7zip software :

apt-get install p7zip-full

6.Download the latest bootstrap :

wget https://qortal.tmgoxford.com/db.7z

7.Unzip the db.7z :

7z x db.7z

8.Start your core :

./start.sh

Linux Guide (By Jaymen)

1. Open Terminal. Stop your core if you need to:

killall -9 java

If it show command not found , install it by :

apt-get install psmisc 

2.Go to the qortal folder (path varies depends on where you install it):

cd /home/YOUR_USERNAME/qortal

3.Login with YOUR_USERNAME :

su YOUR_USERNAME

4. Remove db folder (Make sure you dont have any trade orders listed):

rm -rf db

5.Download 7zip software :

apt-get install p7zip-full

6.Download the latest bootstrap :

wget https://qortal.tmgoxford.com/db.7z

7.Unzip the db.7z :

7z x db.7z

8.Start your core :

./start.sh
bootstrap.txt · Last modified: 2021/05/18 22:59 by jaymen