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If pruning is so safe, why aren't 100% of the Bitcoin nodes pruning? Why keep the unnecessary data?

I have a fully synced, non-pruned Bitcoin Core on this computer. I have an almost-fully synced, pruned Bitcoin Core on another computer. What exactly is the motivation for keeping those 368.5 GB of &...
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Does running a pruned node support the syncing of other nodes in the network?

I decided to prune my Bitcoin core node to 25 GB. With the blocks that the node has in its data directory (the ones that were not deleted), does such a node support the syncing of other nodes in the ...
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Retrieving Old Transaction in Bitcoin Core's console -getrawtransactions returns “no such mempool transaction” error

I'm new to running a full bitcoin node. After almost a week I could download the entire blockchain. My computer is running 24/7 to support the cause. When I tried to verify some old transactions that ...
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Pruning Blockchain, what does it remove?

I am trying to determine if I want to prune but I'm trying to figure out if it would interfere with anything. Would it interfere with rpc calls to show info on a transaction/block? A full explorer? ...
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Upgrading Bitcoin Core (from a rather old version) and pruning at the same time? [duplicate]

I have an old Bitcoin Core wallet (v0.15.1) with 500 GB of blockchain on my computer (A new-ish mac - stupidly just copied the same bitcoin core version over when I upgraded my computer rather than ...
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Can I use blockfilterindex in pruned mode?

I run a node in pruned mode. I want to enable blockfilterindex. What I expected the node to do was: start downloading blocks from the very beginning; create the block filter as it goes through the ...
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How can I install Bitcoin Core without having a 350GB harddrive? [duplicate]

I would like to run Bitcoin Core on my laptop with approx 100 Gb of HDD available. From the installation instructions I understand that a full node must initially download the full approx. 350 Gb ...
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Shutdown bitcoin-qt during reindexing?

I started bitcoin-qt with --reindex and pruning on. Can I safely shutdown and restart? If yes how? Do I have to pass --reindex again or will bitcoin-qt remember and continue from where it stopped?
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Is it possible to forward signed transaction using bitcoind prune mode?

Summary: Is it possible to perform createrawtranscation , signrawtransaction and sendrawtransaction rpc call using bitcoin in prune mode? Detail : I want to implement an API that performs p2p BTC ...
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How can I import a private key into a pruned node?

I am trying to restore my Bitcoin Core wallet, but I only have the private key and passphrase, I don't have a wallet.dat file. I tried using importprivkey privatekey xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx which gave ...
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Can pruned nodes perform fee estimation?

The fee estimation in Bitcoin Core is based on the previous blocks. Since the minimum pruning size for pruned nodes is 550 MB, a pruned node may actually not have the last 1,000 blocks, which is the ...
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Do I need a Bitcoin full node in order to use BTC RPC Explorer?

I'm thinking of using https://github.com/janoside/btc-rpc-explorer as my json explorer, but I run a pruned bitcoin node. Will this cause issues when running btc-rpc-explorer if I wanted to query old ...
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Is Merkle tree pruning described in the whitepaper feasible/useful? If not, would there be any alternative?

When I was reading bitcoin-paper-errata-and-details.md written by David A. Harding, I realized that there's probably a common misunderstanding or over-simplification about Merkle tree pruning. What ...
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What is the current size of txindex folder when txindex=1 set? [duplicate]

Due to reputation limitations, I cannot ask for an update on this question: How much extra disk space does txindex=1 require? What is the current size of the txindex folder when txindex=1 is set in ...
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How to make pruned node download an arbitrary block?

I want to importprunedfunds for addresses related to the wallet (with the help of scantxoutset) on a pruned node. The problem is raw transactions are needed for this. I found there were some attempts ...
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Pruning Blockstore has been running for days

After activating the core (Testnet - Pruned) with the command bitcoin-qt i received the following error: Corrupt Block Database I restarted the synchronization always using the Pruned mode. The core ...
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How can I seamlessly extend disk for bitcoin-core full node?

I'm running a bitcoin-core full node and serve customers wallet service (e.g. creating a wallet, sending tx). I set the chain data disk size to 400GB when first setting the node up and the disk is ...
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Downloading the pruned blockchain file directly from external source

Using the bitcoin client to have a pruned version of the blockchain can take a lot of time, I was wondering what would be the drawback to simply download an already pruned bitcoin blockchain file from ...
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Is it possible to skip verification of blockchain data when using bitcoin core?

Because I need bitcoin core client only for JSON-RPC requests. Will I need pruned initialization or normal initialization of bitcoin core client for successfully running such requests? (I guess client ...
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Bitcoin core v0.19.0.1 automatically prunes. I keep loosing the blockchain. How can I stop this?

Bitcoin core v0.19.0.1 automatically prunes. I keep loosing the blockchain. How can I stop this? I went into preferences and I de-selected the pruning. I also added the line prune=0 to bitcoin.conf. ...
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Receiving transactions in prune mode

I am new to Bitcoin. I have downloaded the whole blockchain but I still can't access my wallets because I get a popup telling me to use prune mode. My question is: I know that I have received ...
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Bitcoin full node - how to run a pruned node, explaining pruning?

can you explain please how I can run a "pruned" node instead of storing all 300GB of data? Is there a difference how you turn your btc client into "pruning" mode among the different clients, bitcoin ...
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How can I use backup up chain data from pruned node to set up (archivial) node without IBD?

My setup is an old (~2012) laptop + small SSD and a NAS with HDDs. I noticed that trying to sync Bitcoin Core (v0.18) on the NAS was slow, but on SSD was very fast. (Everything is connected via ...
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Bitcoin core v0.19.0.1 automatically prunes?

Just finished syncing the whole blockchain after days and I realize the bitcoin settings were "pruning", which means I cannot use it as a wallet. is it the normal behavior of bitcoin core v0.19.0.1 ...
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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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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 ...