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How Do I use the prune option on bitcoin core? [duplicate]

How Do I use the prune option on bitcoin core ? as it is taking forever to sync
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Does anyone know how to enable “Massively Reduced Disk Usage for Wallets” feature in Bitcoin Core 0.12.0? [duplicate]

Based on the release note https://bitcoincore.org/en/2016/02/23/release-0.12.0/. Users will be able to run a full node while only storing around 2GB of data. What should I do to enable this feature ...
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I made a Bitcoin Core deposit and don't have a big enough HDD to download data [duplicate]

Wondering if anyone can help me. I downloaded bitcoin core (not realising you have to download all bitcoin data with it) and I am on a mac so I don't have enough disk space to complete the download (...
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Disable Downloading the entire blockchain using Bitcoin core? [duplicate]

I know bitcoin core by default downloads the entire blockchain, but is there a stripped down version that isn't 60+gb big? I need to be able to create addresses and label each one for specific usage ...
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bit coin wallet full node storage management [duplicate]

How do you cut down the space of the full nodes downloaded by the bit coin wallet app.what is purning and how does it effect the storage space
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Where is the data folder for Bitcoin-Qt?

Where can I find the blockchain, wallet.dat, etc. on each of the operating systems Bitcoin-Qt supports?
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Why does Bitcoin store all transaction inputs and outputs, instead of just an “account/balance” ledger?

From what I can tell, the Ethereum blockchain just stores accounts and balances - why did the original Bitcoin developers choose the method of storing all transactions for validation instead of just ...
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Where is the configuration file of Bitcoin-Qt kept?

I keep getting this error: EXCEPTION: N5boost16exception_detail10clone_implINS0_19error_info_injectorINS_15 program_options26invalid_config_file_syntaxEEEEE the options configuration file contains an ...
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How explicitly can the blockchain be pruned?

How can the blockchain be pruned? If the blockchain is tamper-proof thus cannot be changed, how can the data be removed? Please be as explicit as possible.
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Is there a way to run bitcoind without being a full node?

I want to be able to run bitcoind on a VPS I rented, but I neither have good bandwidth nor RAM so I do not want to be a full node. How would I go about configuring things so that I can run bitcoind ...
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Do I need to keep all blocks when running Bitcoin Core?

Do I need to keep all blocks, from block 0 up to the current one, when running Bitcoin Core, either as a full node or not? Or can I just keep the more recent blocks to save space?
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Mining without pool where does the bitcoin/reward go if successful?

I was wondering 2 things: How to set up cgminer to mine without a pool? If if I am successful solving the block how do I claim it / send to my Bitcoin wallet? I don't have a huge 'rig'. I know you ...
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Size of the blockchain after pruning

What is the size of the blockchain stored on a user harddrive after pruning has occurred?
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Is pruning transaction history implemented in Satoshi's bitcoin client?

The original bitcoin paper suggests a method to discard old transactions. One should compute the Merkle Tree of the entire transaction history, and store only part of the tree. However, I didn't ...
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Is there a (potential) “Blockchain size problem”, and what solutions are available?

As more and more Bitcoin transactions are produced, the growth of the Blockchain may well, one day, become a problem for systems which want (need?) to store the whole blockchain. Storage usage Client ...
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Blockchain over 36GB and causing disk space issues

I want to install the bitcoind daemon on a computer with relatively little free space (about 35GB available). I thought that the blockchain was some 20 GB in size and figured that would be no problem, ...
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Running bitcoin core in a low storage system

I have a machine with ~40GB in storage. The Bitcoin block chain is ~75GB in size, is there any chance to run bitcoind in my system? I mean, can I somehow skip downloading some part of the block chain? ...
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Any methods or tech to reduce the size of blockchain?

Are there any techs/methods applied or going to be applied on the bitcoin network to reduce the size of blockchain. It is really a burden for peroson to run a full-node especially on vps. Or what ...
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How to uninstall Bitcoin Core?

I would like to know if you could help me, I downloaded the wallet of BITCOIN CORE and it occupied 25GB and filled my SSD i did not know that it takes more than 60GB, can you help me to uninstall the ...
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I have Bitcoin Core 0.13.1 (64-bit) and I can't get prune to work

First I close Bitcoin Core... The size of Bitcoin Core it is 105GB and I want to do pruning so I can have only 2 GB. I make a notepad file named bitcoin.conf and then I write inside prune=2000 or I ...
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Can a raspberry pi zero run bitcoin core 0.16.1 and sync up without downloading the entire blockchain?

I'm looking to run a bitcoin core 0.16.1 node on a raspberry pi zero, but I don't have a 200gb+ microsd. Would I even be able to sync up with the blockchain without downloading the entire thing? Is ...
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Personal computer to use for bitcoin client

My understanding is that anyone with a computer can download a Bitcoin client such as Bitcoin Core, and then they can interact with the Bitcoin network: accept Bitcoin, pay Bitcoin, and view the state ...
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Will old accepted blocks ever be removed?

Or are they kept forever such that the chain from the Generation Block will always remain verifiable?
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How can i run own web wallet without no need Blockchain

I have a simple web bitcoin wallet script. I know JSON-RPC connections and others. Maybe after My script can be mini bitcoin gambling... But i want to learn that; I want host everything in my ...
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free up space by deleting blocks

I've run into an issue where a bitcoin partition reached 100%. I created a new partition and try to move the whole Bitcoin directory over, but I seem to be handicapped by "no space left on device" ...
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Which method/programme can create a wallet using the least amount of space?

On a first attempt to create a wallet with bitcoind, the process failed after filling the 160 Gb available in my home disk. Which method or programme would allow me to create a wallet using the ...
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Do I spare 80Gb to only keep the blockchain and do I need it to be always present?

I am new to Bitcoin, reading a book and just downloaded a client. On site I read the note that I would need about 65-80gb to keep the whole history of transactions. What happens when it downloads the ...
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synchronizing takes weeks and more than 120 gb

Do I have to download all 120 gb? I sent myself 100 euro in bitcoin weeks ago. Waited till bitcoin core synchronised to receive them. but it took weeks. And no money in my wallet. And my pc is out of ...
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Can bitcoin history be changed?

It is known that historical database of all bitcoin transactions stored in blk*.dat files. Is it possible for bitcoin-core to change any of this files in any time? Or this database is equal for all ...
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Bitcoin Core on a Linux partition on MacBook… Lost bitcoin due to insufficient disk space to update blocks

As the title says, I have an interesting difficulty and have no idea how to resolve it. I installed bitcoin core on the linux partition of my macbook, but was not aware that it needed as much disk ...

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