my goal is to set up a full bitcoin node. This is my third try, please help.

  • Bitcoin core version: 24.0.1

  • Hardware spec: MacBook Pro late 2011 i5 4cpu, 4GB ram, 500GB HDD,

  • Software: fully formatted with OS linux ubuntu LTS 22.04 minimal installation.

  • Internet: 500MB wifi download conecction. 150MB upload.

I also set up in ./bitcoin with nano, a bitcoin.conf with settings :

  • server=1
  • txindex=1
  • daemon=1
  • rpcport=8332
  • rpcbind=
  • rpcallowip=
  • rpcallowip=
  • rpcallowip=
  • rpcallowip=
  • zmqpubrawblock=tcp://
  • zmqpubrawtx=tcp://
  • zmqpubhashblock=tcp://
  • whitelist=
  • rpcauth=bitcoin:[output of rpcauth.py]

So, when I use bitcoind to start bitcoin core, I do not know why it just randomly stops downloading the blockchain at certain blocks and the window terminal closes itself. This issue started around blocks of 2015-09. Also, I should say that sometimes it takes less than a minute and sometimes could be running for 30 mins or more and then shutdown again.

After this, I am opening a new tab, then I use bicoind, bitcoin-cli stop and then again bitcoind to run it back up again. (I do this because I dont know if I need to start and close it right before running it again).

As I can't be every minute running all the time the core download, I would like to ask for help due to, I would like to identify the issue in order to just wait it to download and not be every minute running it:

  • It is my hardware?
  • It is the peer conection?
  • My OS, my btc core version...?
  • Etc...
  • My guess would be that your Bitcoin Core process is running out of memory and getting killed. Jan 4, 2023 at 13:42
  • Thank you Pieter for your answer. getting a better hardware should fix this? If this so, its because ram or drive memory?
    – Blocknoob
    Jan 4, 2023 at 14:20
  • See if any of the advice here helps: bitcoin.stackexchange.com/q/50580/208 Jan 4, 2023 at 14:47
  • Thanks for your support!
    – Blocknoob
    Jan 4, 2023 at 22:19
  • Maybe do not use txindex until you know you need it.
    – Mercedes
    Jan 5, 2023 at 15:10


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