Since I have been tearing down and setting up bitcoin clients a lot for some experiments lately, I was wondering whether there is a simple way to speed up the synchronization with the network. One method that comes to mind is the
bootstrap.dat file distributed by some people. The problem is that the last 40'000 blocks, which are the most expensive to get and verify, are not included.
Now I was wondering how to create such a
bootstrap.dat myself, from a good copy I have on another machine. Any idea?