Spinning up a Tezos node in under a few minutes

An introduction to booting up a Tezos node using snapshots and history modes.

Rajath Alex
May 8, 2019 · 5 min read
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History Modes

Booting quickly from a Snapshot

> HASH='tezos-client rpc get /chains/main/blocks/head~30/hash | tr -d '''
> tezos-node snapshot export --block HASH HASH.full
> gzip HASH.full
> gzip -d HASH.full.gz
> tezos-node snapshot import --block HASH HASH.full
> tezos-node identity generate
> tezos-node run --rpc-addr 'localhost:8732'

Simple Garbage Collection using Snapshots

> tezos-client rpc get /chains/main/blocks/head~30/hash
> tezos-node snapshot export --block HASH HASH.full
> tezos-node snapshot import HASH.full
> tezos-node run --rpc-addr 'localhost:8732'


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