Bootstrapping

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Syncing a blockchain is always a time consuming and painful process. Fortunately, with the Reddcoin Core Bootstrap, you can speed up the syncing of the blockchain on a fresh install of Reddcoin Core.

This process is not mandatory, but will cut synchronization times down dramatically when used.

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Contents

Instructions

Video instructions:

Step 1: Back up wallet

Always make a back up of your wallet first if you have any Reddcoins in your wallet. Do not skip this step.

You can read here how to make a back up.

Step 2: Check if most recent version of Reddcoin Core is installed

It is important to use/run the most recent version of Reddcoin Core, as the most recent version will have bugfixes and improvements.

Currently, the most recent version is: Reddcoin Core v3.10.4.

To check the version of your Reddcoin Core, follow these steps:

Step 3: Find your Reddcoin data directory

Your Reddcoin data directory contains important files used by Reddcoin Core, like the Reddcoin blockchain files and the wallet file. You need to know where your Reddcoin data directory is located, as you need to copy some files into this directory in the next steps.

Step 4: Download and extract the bootstrap file

You need to download the bootstrap file, and place the contents in your Reddcoin data.

Step 5: Finish the sync

Start Reddcoin Core. If you did everything correctly, you should sync only a few days of blockchain data, instead of more than 6 years. Wait until the blockchain is fully synced before doing any transactions.

To speed up the weeks syncing, you can do the following:

When Reddcoin Core is fully synced, you can start using it!


Revision #16
Created 30 November 2021 11:12:45 by Yavuz
Updated 2 August 2022 14:06:24 by Yavuz