I'm following this guide https://stadicus.github.io/RaspiBolt/ to setup a bitcoin full node on my new raspberry pi.

I already downloaded and verified the blockchain on my host machine. I also pruned it (6GB) so it can fit on my microSD card. I moved the blocks and chainstate folders to ~/.bitcoin on my raspberry. But when I run the bitcoind service with the same bitcoin.conf file proposed on the guide, the verificationprogress shows that it starts from 0.

I've tried with these options too:

prune=6000 reindex=1 reindex-chainstate=1

But none of them make the progress to be completed. I also tried waiting some minutes in order to see if the progress completes faster but that's not the case. What options do I need?

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I've found it. I've removed testnet=1 and now it's fully verified. reindex* options are not necessary.

Huh, I had verified the blockchain from main net. I didn't know the testnet was using a separate blockchain?

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    Yes, testnet is an entirely separate system. Separate network, separate blockchain, separate currency, separate nodes. Aug 13, 2021 at 0:40

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