I just started my 'occasional' full-node and I am watching the size of the mempool grow after full block synchronization -
watch -n 3 'bitcoin-cli getrawmempool true |jq "length"' - it has around 4000 pending transactions. My 'continuous' full-node, however, has around 18000 pending transactions which seem to never become available to my 'ocasional' node.
Looks like that when a node starts up it will receive the new transactions that arrive at the mempool, but the old transactions that had been laying there are never 'synchronized'. How can I synchronize the mempool of a recently launched node with the one of its peers?
I could shut down my other full-node and copy past
mempool.dat into my other node but this solution is very ugly as I need to shut down a long-running node with many connections.