If you need any help with downloading the inital blockchain, as it is approximately 408GB and still growing… I have created a torrent file of the IBD (inital blockchain download) up to the block 695169.
I understand this basically goes against the philosophy of Umbrel, as you’re your own node, but since not everyone has the bandwidth or patience for the IBD to complete. I will upload a new copy of the IBD every week and void the old one.
Notice: This is a service that’s provided by me solely, so if you see the torrent being passed around other than this forum (community.getumbrel.com), then it could be compromised. I make every effort to secure my node as much I can, but no warranty implied or expressed is provided.
This is also no way endorsed nor affiliated with Umbrel nor its staff.
However, I have received explicit permission to share this torrent with anyone who desires the IBD up to the 695169th block.
To download the torrent: https://puu.sh/I3T4z/cba254a971.torrent (you might need to use a computer, as the ‘SimpleTorrent’ app can’t download it – since it’s huge, lol)
To extract the torrent and merge with the Umbrel node – this has to be done via SSH, there’s no other way:
- SSH into your Umbrel node:
ssh email@example.com you might have to use
ssh umbrel@<your_umbrel_IP_address>if the
umbrel.localdoes not work (for example:
1a. If you get the password prompt, use the one you set up with the Umbrel dashboard, or by default it is
Be sure you’re in the umbrel folder by doing
cd ~/umbrel/or wherever you set up Umbrel in (if using a different platform than the Raspberry Pi)
Stop the Umbrel services:
3a. It will let you know as soon the services have stopped, when it does, you can continue.
Move then extract the
4a. To extract the tar file:
tar -xf blockchain_db_695169.tar
4b. It will extract the
.folder, which you need to move the folders
chainstateout of there.
4c. You do this by
mv blocks ~/umbrel/bitcoin/and
mv chainstate ~/umbrel/bitcoin/OR you might need to adjust the location if you’re using a different platform than the Raspberry Pi.
You should be all good at this point, now we need to restart the Umbrel services, you do this by:
Go on the dashboard, and you should see the Bitcoin core have up to 98% or more of the IBD downloaded.