I have a freebsd server with a bitcoind server. But the blockchain is getting to large for me. So I just bought some new sas drives so I can keep it up. I now have 218GB of total space. 40GB is for the OS, programs and all files. The rest is for the blockchain(178GB). I do not want to buy more SAS drives than I have now.

I am afraid that the blockchain will get to big again in 1 or 2 years. Is there a way to reduce the blockchain size or is there a cryptocurrency where this problem is solved?

  • Interesting, I run a full node too, and at the present time, it uses little over 90GB. Oct 13, 2016 at 19:06
  • @FábioAntunes mine to but I didn't want to install bitcoind if I cant use it anymore in 1 year. But now pruning exists so I can continue.
    – Jan Wytze
    Oct 13, 2016 at 20:32

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Yes this problem has been solved. Have a look at the pruning option. You can specify whatever maximum size you want to allow the blockchain to take up.

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