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LevelDB is an embedded key-value storage developed by Google that is used in Bitcoin Core for block index storage and quick access to the UTXO set (unspent transaction outputs).

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How Does Bitcoin Core Client Keep Track of Longest Chain/Strongest PoW Chains?

Bitcoin Core stores blocks in files in local disk. And it uses LevelDb to form an index on top of block storage to make it faster to retrieve a block (basically a simple key-value pair db). See this ...
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`Fatal LevelDB error: Corruption: truncated block read` with txindex

I'm running bitcoind 0.18.0 with txindex. The indexes are stored on an SSD, and raw block data is stored on an external HDD. Out of the blue it crashed with a Fatal LevelDB error: Corruption: ...
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CDiskBlockIndex: NFile and NDataPos not defined

This is the source code snippet that is used for the serialization of block indexes (found in leveldb). Block 478573 index is (as of my node's leveldb) ...
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How to get the block hash in the chainstate leveldb?

From this link What are the keys used in the blockchain levelDB (ie what are the key:value pairs)?, to get the block hash I use the obfuscation key and xor it with the result I get from the db. So I ...
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How exactly do I decode the block file info in leveldb?

Base on the links https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/fcbc8bfa6d10cac4f16699d6e6e68fb6eb98acd0/src/main.h#L392 and What are the keys used in the blockchain levelDB (ie what are the key:value ...
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How to parse values in block index leveldb?

So I'm trying to read the block files with Python. From this link, What are the keys used in the blockchain levelDB (ie what are the key:value pairs)?, it tells you how to access the files with ...
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Does the chainstate leveldb only contain “addresses” for P2PKH and P2SH?

I'm writing a small script that will dump the utxo database to a text file. As far as I'm aware, these are the most common script patterns indicated by the type field inside each value: e.g. value: ...
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How does Bitcoin use its communication protocol and its database model?

In terms of Bitcoin's communication protocol, how does Bitcoin allow nodes to communicate between each other? Is Bitcoin's communication protocol the same as IPFS(InterPlanetary File System) and if ...
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Python - Querying bitcoin's block header using leveldb

I am facing a stupid problem. I am trying to read bitcoin/blocks/index leveldb using plyvel. I've set up a regtest and i know there is a block with the hash : ...
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EXCEPTION: 15dbwrapper_error

I'm running Bitcoind 0.17 on a raspberry Pi 3. Everything ran smoothly until I did something wrong (I guess) but can't figure out what happened. Now I got this error. Has someone experience with this ...
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why is bitcoin leveldb separated in so many small pieces?

Currently I could see 1418 ldb files on my box, from 210040.ldb to 215423.ldb (some missing). Why are they separated in this way? I want to read the leveldb using golang, but I don't know which one ...
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How can I get the key of blockindex

According to this post: What are the keys used in the blockchain levelDB (ie what are the key:value pairs)? One type of the keys in leveldb of bitcoin is formed in the following way 'b' + 32-byte ...
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Get value from leveldb bitcoin using node.js?

I request information about the block 100001 using leveldb and node js. Below is my code example. var level = require('level'); var db = level('E:/download/blockchain/block'); var str = '...
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Why was Bitcoin Core in need of a fork of LevelDB?

Why did Bitcoin Core fork LevelDB? What special needs does Bitcoin Core have, which require a specialized version of LevelDB?
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Why is wallet.dat BerkeleyDB instead of LevelDB?

Why wasn't wallet.dat migrated to LevelDB? Is it because BerkeleyDB is better at [something] Backwards compatibility
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bitcoin chainstate database parsing in python giving wrong value

I am trying to decode chainstate db for a specific out index for a transaction in python just for learning. Transaction ID: 4d4a4c6ca4f3c91e69563199943336d3279fad71c9e8d9c1708ef9dc6ac16000 out index = ...
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Very hard to sync Core Client from scratch

Recently I started running a Core 15.1 node with the blockchain on an external hard drive, and found it very hard to fully sync the blockchain. The problem I keep running into is that (in about 90% of ...
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Trojans detected in ldb bitcoin database?

I started regular scan and clamscan found lots of trojans in bitcon.lfb blocks. What is it? A mistake? sudo clamscan --infected --recursive --exclude-dir="^/sys" / /root/.bitcoin/data/blocks/index/...
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Bitcoin blockchain in mongodb

How bad would it be to use MongoDB as a Bitcoin database instead of LevelDB? I know that LevelDB is faster but I've also read that MongoDB is better for doing queries. It seems cleaner to store the ...
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Format of a block key's contents in bitcoind's LevelDB?

I am trying to use bitcoind's LevelDB block index files (that are stored in blocks/index) to find the file (e.g. blk00029.dat) and byte position of specfic blocks. Thanks to questions What is the ...
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How to delete last n blocks / roll back to specific block number in Bitcoin Core? (Like `monero-blockchain-import --pop-blocks n`)

I have Bitcoin Core's bitcoind running and synced in a VM. Now I want to clone the VM and run one of the various hard forks (such as Bitcoin Cash) in the clone. The plan is to roll back my copy of the ...
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How does bitcoind store blocks?

I want to parse blockchain manually and extract the UTXO set (for various reasons). Is there any way to understand how the blocks are stored without going through the C++ code? Some specs will be ...
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Non-obfuscated chainstate data

I'm wondering if there is a flag that allows running bitcoind without using an obfuscation key for the chainstate. I haven't been able to find it.
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Chainstate Bitcoin Core 0.15

Recently updated my LevelDB parser to work with the new LevelDB 0.15 internal structure. However, I'm wondering about two small changes I found: The prefix for transactions was changed from b'c' to b'...
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how to build altcoin in mingw?

OS : Windows 10 Installed Dependencies: -qt4.8.6 gcc 6.3.0 boost 1_55_0 berkeleyDB 4.8.30NC openssl 1.0.2l I tried compiling with the following commands: qmake "USE_UPNP=1" coin-pt.pro mingw32-...
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What will happen when the blockchain size will reach 1 Tb? Or 10 Tb?

My question is more about bitcoin client (bitcoind). Will it still be working fine or maybe something will go wrong? I mean, maybe LevelDB can't handle this amount of data correctly?
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Bcoin - Database backend not found

/root/BCoin/node_modules/bcoin/lib/db/backends.js:16 throw new Error('Database backend "' + name + '" not found.'); ^ Error: Database backend "leveldown" not found. at Object.get (/root/...
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Resyncing bcoin brings up database version error

I was resyncing my bcoin node and got the following error: Error: Warning: Your database does not match the current database version. This is likely because the database layout or serialization ...
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In which order does the leveldb iterator iterate over utxos?

I would like to know in which order the leveldb iterator iterates over the chainstate entries. I aim to serialize the chainstate and have to make sure that every node can calculate exactly the same ...
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Chainstate LevelDB corruption after reading from the database

I've been working with the LevelDB for a few weeks, coding some tools to access the database and parse the data to be human readable. However, every single time I read from the chainstate the data ...
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CVarint serialization format

Recently I started analyzing the UTXO set data that every full node stores in chainstate folder (a LevelDB database). By looking into the code you can learn more or less how the data entries are ...
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Migration from Berkeley DB to LevelDB

In 2013 a new bitcoin core was released and one of the supposed improvement was migrating from Berkeley DB to LevelDB. According to the release notes at bitcoin.org: LevelDB, a fast, open-source, ...
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How does the wallet know which outputs are available with LevelDB

So, I found that in the original Bitcoin client there was a member variable vSpent in the class CWalletTX, however it appears that this is no longer the case in the new version. I know that the new ...
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How does Bitcoin read from/write to LevelDB

I know that Bitcoin Core uses LevelDB since 0.8 version. However, I couldn't find detailed explanation about how Bitcoin stores and retrieves from LevelDB. E.g. If B transaction uses an output from ...
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Why is Bitcoin Core using LevelDB instead of Redis or SQLite?

Why did Core move from BDB to LevelDB? Why don't they use SQLite or move to Redis now? Is there a technical reason for this choice?
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Bitcoin Chainstate Leveldb sst

I'm trying to read the chainstate, and wrote a small Leveldb client to do so. When I run leveldb, it tells me Corruption: 960 missing files; e.g.: /opt/bitcoin/chainstate/890787.sst. Googling shows ...
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What is the memory usage for checking transaction inputs?

Whenever a transaction is received by a node, the node verifies its validity. To that end, it checks for each transaction input whether that input is part of the UTXO set. It is my understanding that ...
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Why does bitcoind use a fork of LevelDB for key-value storage?

Since 0.8 bitcoind uses LevelDB for the storage of the UTXO set in chainstate/ and the block index in blocks/index/. On github special branch of LevelDB can be found: https://github.com/bitcoin/...
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mysql instead of leveldb for bitcoin core

Is it possible to use db other than leveldb for bitcoin core? I'd like to make queries on running node and make views with decoded data
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bitcoin compile error on CentOS 6.6: ‘SIZE_MAX’ was not declared in this scope

I am trying to run a bitcoind instance (branch 0.9 from git repository) on CentOS 6.6 following this guide but I get this error when building LevelDB: Building LevelDB ... make[3]: Entering directory ...
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Trying to understand how bitcore-node stores the data in the DB

I'm looking into the data and source of bitcore-node ( http://bitcore.io/ ), I'm a bit confused how all the information is stored in the database, probably it's in a similar way to others block ...
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Error While making windows.exe using gitian build?

Actually I'm making a logos windows exe (logosd and logos-qt) following the release process, which is mention on below path on any coin you can find that path, I'm working logos LGS Coin that's why I'...
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Querying insight-api to dump all addresses with a positive balance

It's been some time I've been using 'insight-api' (https://github.com/bitpay/insight-api) and I couldn't find any documentation / anything helpful to query leveldb in a way that all addresses with a ...
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How does serializing in coins.h work?

I'm talking specifically about this: /** pruned version of CTransaction: only retains metadata and unspent transaction outputs * * Serialized format: * - VARINT(nVersion) * - VARINT(nCode) * - ...
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What are the keys used in the blockchain levelDB (ie what are the key:value pairs)?

I am wondering if I can use node.js and levelup to access a copy of the blockchain database directly. But from what I can see, I need to know the name of the key(s) before I can get any data, as this ...
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How to access Bitcoin's transaction database?

I want to process the Bitcoin network's transactions. As I understand it, the Bitcoin-Qt client downloads and stores all that information locally. Since version 0.8 LevelDB has been used to access ...