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It introduces too much trust into the download source. It's the same thing as just uploading a datadir. You aren't verifying any of the blockchain history; what you download could be a fork of the blockchain. Having such a download completely defeats the point of running a full node. Furthermore, with downloading a pruned datadir, you will have to download ...


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If you torrent or otherwise download the blockchain but do not validate the data received, then you will be unable to know whether or not the data received is valid. This means you could easily download a chain which has been altered by an attacker, to include fake transactions, remove legitimate transactions, etc. You would have no way to know. This is ...


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First, make sure you have listen=1 in your bitcoin.conf file, and that the P2P port is open on your VPS so that it can make more than 8 connections. Then you'll want to make sure you have a high disk speed or IO specified (definitely not HDD - I have a feeling you meant SSD). The faster the SSD the better. 2GB RAM should be fine, but you may want to up it ...


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You can: - stop bitcoind; download the blocks from another source (there are some through torrent) and copy them to the data directory; You then restart bitcoind and let it go through the blockhain validating everything. - increase the database cache size with the command line -dbcache. You can increase this to max 4GB. But you'll need a more ram in your ...


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