Snapshots Files

Snapshot files are an easy way to initialize a fresh node: instead of downloading all blocks from other nodes, the new node will become immediately up-to-date with the snapshot state, and only download the new blocks from that point.

Snapshots are available here for:

To initialize a node:

  1. Download the most recent snapshot file.
  2. Check on an explorer that the block hash specified in the file is confirmed.
  3. Run the following command:
          dune-node snapshot import SNAPSHOT_FILE --block BLOCK_HASH
        
    where SNAPSHOT_FILE is the filename of the snapshot and BLOCK_HASH the correspondign block hash.
Get more information in the documentation.