This is a continuation of my old thread at: [OBSOLETE] [SERVICE] Inital Blockchain Download (up to 08/10/2021)
If you need any help with downloading the inital blockchain, as it is approximately 459GB and still growing… I have created a torrent file of the IBD (inital blockchain download) up to the block 732730.
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.
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 732730th block.
To download the torrent: https://puu.sh/IXcs1/dff07df111.torrent (you might need to use a computer, as the ‘SimpleTorrent’ app can’t download it – since it’s huge, lol)
blockchain_db_732730.tar.gz file checksum/hashes:
Size: ~349GB, or 366,164,580KB
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.
Be sure that you are in the
~/umbrel/bitcoinfolder. You can do this by
4a. You can extract the data by
tar -xvzf blockchain_db_732730.tar.gz -C ~/umbrel/bitcoin/ --checkpoint=.100
4b. This process WILL TAKE A WHILE TO COMPLETE! Be patient, my padawan.
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 the block 732730 or higher verified as the IBD was previously downloaded.