Bootstrap Download for Sia Blockchain ("Consensus") for v1.1.2



  • I recently installed Sia and it took 3 days to synchronize.

    Could a copy of the Sia "Consensus" blockchain be posted for download? This would help people that want to try Sia get started more quickly.

    Or, better yet, is there a light client in the works?

    PS: I see an older consensus version posted here:
    Re: Consensus DB downloads

    Thanks!
    -Elvis



  • Just noticed on the Sia Roadmap that the "Initial blockchain sync time to be reduced dramatically" in 6 months. Looking forward to it! :)

    https://trello.com/b/Io1dDyuI/sia-public-roadmap


  • Global Moderator

    The consensus db generally stays compatible throughout all releases. If the compatibility would be broken eventually the dev team would probably announce it and provide a compatibility layer.

    The downloads in that thread should work with any version of Sia



  • @Fornax Thanks - I tried that and the Consensus DB download for v1.1.1 worked just fine for the current version, 1.1.2!

    I also installed Sia on a newer computer with a SSD, and the consensus sync from the network went over 5x as fast! Much better. The slowness was maybe just my fault for using an old computer, lol.


  • admins

    Sia is much, much faster on an SSD. This mostly our fault for writing code that is unnecessarily brutal to the hard drive. We have plans to fix it, but not in the near future (we want to make it safe to delete files locally and to back up .sia files first).



  • @Taek - Great, I like where your priorities are at. Glad to see the progress so far :)


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