I'm syncing a node with prune enabled. Will it download the whole blockchain and then prune to my given settings after, or does it prune as it syncs?

  • I'm currently 34.85% synced
  • Blockchain directory is 1.3G
  • Prune depth is 500

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It will prune as it synchronizes. Disk usage shouldn't ever reach more than a few GB plus what you configured the pruning limit to.

  • Thanks and should I enable reindexchainstate with pruning?
    – Anonona
    Nov 7, 2019 at 17:20
  • No, that'll just make it start over. Nov 7, 2019 at 17:22

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