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I understand that you can use existing explorers like blockchain.info for quick access to individual transactions and address balances, however I would like to run an explorer of my own Like Hyperledger or iquidus -- So that I can have quick access to indexed account balances.

I need to know how much space this will take initially -- And understand it will vary based on how big the chain has gotten, but a rough ratio of block height to disk space would be quite useful here.

  • Short answer, about 200GB to have all bitcoin blocks and addresses transactions. – Adam May 2 '18 at 21:47
  • @Adam - So for Bitcoin right now which uses about 200GB on it's own for the blockchain, it would be another 200GB for the index? 1:1? – BadPirate May 2 '18 at 22:04
  • You might end up with a little more for the index, since the node's storage is quite compact. Most explorers tend to expand the serialized transactions and blocks into more easily indexed data structures – Raghav Sood May 3 '18 at 0:11

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