I'm running a docker image with a bitcoin node (version v0.16.3.0-g49e34e288) and it's taking more than week to synchronize, having only synchronized 54% of the blockchain. I'm running it with the "prune=550" and "disablewallet" options. I there any way to speed up the synchronization process?

Thank you


The pruning works after full node synchronized only !!!! You can set it prune=550 only after that you have full node. Full node, then type prune=550 in conf file, then shutdown, then restart. Hi.

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    That is completely incorrect. You do not need to be fully synced before you can prune. Pruning is done on the fly and can be enabled on first start.
    – Andrew Chow
    Oct 7 '18 at 1:52

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