I have a testnet VM node running. As I have only limited resources, I did set pruned=1000 in the bitcoin.conf file, so the blockchain is pruned down to 1GB. But when I run bitcoind and it downloads the blockchain, I get the error, that no more space is available after downloading 80% or so. So my question: How do I make sure that the pruned mode is actually enforced?



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The bitcoin.conf option must be prune=1000, not pruned=1000. If you specified the latter, it was probably ignored. You could reduce the number up to 550 (MiB), bitcoind won't start if you choose a lower number.

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