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Syncing blockchain with prune enabled

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 ...
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How to import address to a wallet which runs in pruned mode [closed]

I am running Bitcoin Cash node with prune=99000 mode enabled. So, I tried to import addresses of BCH from another BCH wallet by using importprivkey method and I am getting an error: Rescan is disabled ...
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Why is 550 (MiB) chosen for minimum storage size for prune mode?

As you know Bitcoind can run in pruned mode, thus not advertising blocks to other nodes. Even though it has some drawbacks, saving you storage space isn't a benefit you can ignore. My question is ...
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download the bitcoin chain begining from a certain date

I am building a bitcoin lightning network using lnd on a separate computer this computer has less than 200G avaible and the actual blockchain is more than 220G, so I am gonna need to use prude mod ...
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Background information on warning, when closing wallet in pruned mode

What are the implications and reasons behind this warning on gui popup, when closing the wallet: "bitcoin closing the wallet for too long can result in having to resync the entire chain if ...
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How to make bitcoin-qt respect -prune?

I'm using Bitcoin Core 0.18.0-rc2 (64-bit) on Qt 5.9.7. How can I make it respect -prune=550? This is the minimum prune number, and should be approximately 550 MB. Yet, my client is downloading ...
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Bitcoin core node is not starting after -prune is applied in bitcoin.config file

I have a bitcoin core full node version 0.17.1 running on my machine. I want to enable prune on the node to save space on the disk. When I apply -prune=15000 in bitcoin.config file and restart bitcoin ...
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“Processing blocks on disk” taking forever

I started download the bitcoin blockchain on a 250GB hardrive with prune=0, txindex=1 on bitcoin.conf file. I downloaded like 95% at a rate of around 10% per 8 hours. I didn't have enough free space ...
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Running lightning in prune mode

I am running lightning with the LND implementation and a full node. Nevertheless, I heard that it is possible to use Lighting in pruned mode. How is this possible? I read in the LND install ...
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What are the issues of running lightning daemon with pruning node?

Most lightning implementations I came across don't officially support pruned full node. Why is pruned mode implementation a challenge? What risk am I taking when I run lnd with pruned bitcoind?
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Pruned nodes update tip performance

If I run a node with prune=550 does the Bitcoin Daemon still receive update tips (mined blocks) just as fast as a full node?
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Cant start bitcoind - “Block files have previously been pruned”

I installed bitcoin, following this instructions. I mostly used it with bitcoin-qt -testnet options, even made a few transactions in testnet. I am using the pruned mode. Now I want to run the ...
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Does running pruning node make the initial sync faster?

Does running bitcoind with -prune option make the initial blockchain sync faster or not? I know it makes it smaller on disk, but is it faster? I keep reading conflicting information online - some ...
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VPS with 80 GB Space, can't download the whole blockchain?

I am using an application and WordPress that allows people to pay with Bitcoin in a small multi vendor marketplace for trading hobby items. The plugin that I'm using is recommending that I run a ...
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Will running a pruned node make my store less secure?

We run our own nodes to verify transactions for our store and I was wondering what will be the downsides to me running a pruned node? I read they can fully verify a transaction so I'm not too sure why ...
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How can a pruned node be classed a full node without the full blockchain?

A full node is a node with the whole blockchain and is able to verify any new incoming blocks. A pruned node, is a node with only some of the blockchain, namely it has removed some of the older ...
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Do you have to download the entire bitcoin blockchain for bitcoin core pruned mode to take effect?

I've read that you need to download the entire bitcoin blockchain before you can set it to bitcoin core pruned mode to reduce space. But what if I don't have 100gb+ free on my hard drive? Is there a "...
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How could the Bitcoin protocol be modified so that pruned nodes could still participate in BIP 37 SPV?

According to Jameson Lopp (https://www.coindesk.com/spv-support-billion-bitcoin-users-sizing-scaling-claim/), allowing pruned nodes to advertise that they support BIP 37 would be impossible without "...
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Can a bad actor omit an unspent address from a pruned chain?

This isn't a problem today, because if I want to run a pruned node then I still have to download the whole chain, but it sure would be nice if I could just download a pruned chain instead and validate ...
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Can you check if a node is pruning?

Is it possible to check if a specific node is running the full blockchain or a pruned one? Also if you can, is it possible to check exactly how many (or roughly) how many blocks they are distributing....
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Blockchain pruning and chainstate

In order to reduce the size of the blockchain, we can use pruning with the bitcoin core client. The description of the option says: Reduce storage requirements by pruning (deleting) old blocks. ...
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How can I prune my Bitcoin Core correctly? The other way did not work for me. Have I done any unnoticed mistake?

Saving the entire blockchain in my computer is taking mi a lot of space. I looked in this forum for a solution and I saw that there was an option to prune the node and save a lot of space. I followed ...
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Increase the fee for hanged transaction

So I made the transfer from my wallet’ address to other wallet. I use Bitcoin Core 0.14.2. And I read "Would replace by fee increase the fee on my transaction?" I apologize, was mistaken and ...
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Can spent transactions that get pruned lead to false payment claims?

The bitcoin white paper says that spent transactions get pruned after being buried behind enough blocks: Reclaiming Disk Space Once the latest transaction in a coin is buried under enough ...
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Understanding SPV, pruning and its downsides, as well

First of all, sorry by not asking an objective question, it's because I can't resume this one and I didn't find information even in the "mastering bitcoin" book. The large texts in this question are ...
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Default behaviour when network partitions/pruned network

From people oposed to SegWit I have heard about the argument, that after SegWit activation, nodes may chose to drop/prune all Witnesses. From my understanding, this may not be much different from ...
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Do I need 145GB disk space to validate and relay transactions with Bitcoin Core?

I wish to withdraw my bitcoin to an external wallet address under my control. I have downloaded a wallet software (Bitcoin Core) but I read that it's a full node that validates and relays transactions ...
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What will happen if a block is lost on a peer?

In the Bitcoin network, each peer maintains a full copy of the ledger (blockchain). What will happen if a peer losts one of its blocks in the blockchain (e.g. another process on the peer accidentally ...
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Does having a pruned node reduce its network score?

My node's network score (revealed by getnetworkinfo) is very low (<75). Most of the time there are no peers with incoming connections connected to the node. Is this because I'm running a pruned ...
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How does the prune target size work?

Judging from the docs I understand that pruning, in laymen terms, only allows to get rid of information that cannot have any follow up transaction. Now, how/why is it possible to set the prune option ...
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What does “NODE_WITNESS (12)” mean as it is shown in bitnodes.21.co?

I'm running a pruned full node of bitcoin core version 0.14.0 and checking on https://bitnodes.21.co/nodes/ I can see that my node was labelled "NODE_WITNESS (12)" unlike of the others nodes shown, ...
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How to operate bitcoin core .14 without downloading the entire blockchain with limited hard drive space of 50gb free?

I only have 50GB free on my main drive. I read that the bitcoin blockchain is 120gb and you have to first download the entire thing then you can downgrade it to something smaller. how can someone with ...
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What happens if you set prune=<n> to a value between 0 and 550?

Today I saw a question about what Bitcoin Core would do if you set prune=1. The documentation on bitcoin.org states: A value of 0 disables pruning. The minimal value above 0 is 550. Apparently, ...
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Will block chain pruning work for zeronet (Website hosting on block chain)?

Pruning limits block chain by removing old blocks. Will this methodology work for zeronet. One of the perks of zeronet is to be able to access websites (read zites) even without internet connectivity. ...
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Does pruning affect a node's security or consensus ability?

An SPV node certainly is a compromise of security because the full set of consensus rules are not verified by the node (for example block size or subsidy rules). A pruned node seems like a win-win, ...
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Privacy approach for a light-weight wallet

I am looking for an approach to build a privacy centric lighter weight wallet. By privacy centric I only mean: network observers should be unable to guess the addresses belongs to the same wallet. So ...
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Keeping old blocks on an external hard drive and latest blocks on an SSD

I would like to keep the latest 512 MB of blocks on my SSD (using pruning?) and the rest of the blockchain on an external non-SSD hard-drive. Is there a way to do this already, or do I need to write a ...
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Does Armory work with a pruned copy of the blockchain?

I'm recovering a wallet from Armory and the blockchain is taking too much space. My HD is 500 GB big but none of my partitions have more then 70 GB left. The folder .bitcoin/blocks already uses 37 GB ...
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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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How to determine if a remote node prunes?

Is there a way to determine if a remote full-node prunes its blocks (i.e., if it doesn't store the entire Bitcoin blockchain)?
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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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What is the meaning of the term “full-node”?

There seem to be some different interpretations of what the term "full-node" implies. E.g. there seems to be some disagreement whether a pruned node is still a full-node. So: What characteristics ...
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Changing prune size in working bitcoin daemon

I need to free some disk space in bitcoin server. Will bitcoind download all blocks from scratch again if I change 'prune' value in bitcoin.conf over working daemon?
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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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Would moving a transaction from an old block to a new one allow more pruning?

At Pruning the branches in Merkle Tree Nick ODell writes "A leaf (transaction) can be pruned when all of its outputs have been spent." So I was thinking that if a transaction is one of the last few in ...
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Bitcoin core installation

I need to configure the bitcoin core and synchronize the bitcoin network. I have bought a server with 1GB ram and 20GB hard disk space is it possible to run bitcoin run in this machine ? Can someone ...
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Efficient way to migrate a pruned node

I would like to know what are the step to succefully migrate a pruned node. I have a Raspnode (rPi2B+) and it is so slow that it doesnt seem to sync the blockchain after several days... I want to ...
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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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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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What do pruning nodes contribute to the network?

Pruning nodes are described in the sourcecode thusly: -prune=<n>: Reduce storage requirements by pruning (deleting) old blocks. This mode is incompatible with -txindex and -rescan. I’ve ...