Downloading Cardano Blockchain
Quick way to start your Cardano node
Synchronising the Cardano blockchain from scratch will take a long time, depending on your CPU and network connection it could take up to several days.
We will use the cSnapshots.io service to download the latest snapshot for a faster boot.
sudo apt update && sudo apt install liblz4-tool jq curl -y
downloading and extracting the DB archive (to save space, it will stream the archive and extract it on the fly - without storing the downloaded archive itself)
first - let's delete old files:
rm -rf /home/cardano/cnode/db

Downloading the latest blockchain archive

Mainnet
TestNet
curl -o - https://downloads.csnapshots.io/mainnet/$(curl -s https://downloads.csnapshots.io/mainnet/mainnet-db-snapshot.json| jq -r .[].file_name ) | lz4 -c -d - | tar -x -C /home/cardano/cnode/
curl -o - https://downloads.csnapshots.io/testnet/$(curl -s https://downloads.csnapshots.io/testnet/testnet-db-snapshot.json| jq -r .[].file_name ) | lz4 -c -d - | tar -x -C /home/cardano/cnode/
Wait till it downloads, it could take a while, based on your internet speed. (Mainnet archive is >40GB; TestNet is >6GB)
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