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Guide How to create your own blockchain snapshot

Jeffrey

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Hi everyone.

Ever want to speed up sync times or move your blockchain over to another PC so you don't have to resync from scratch? Well then you need to make a blockchain snapshot.

MAKE SURE YOUR PIVX WALLET IS CLOSED BEFORE TAKING ANY BACKUPS OF THE BLOCKCHAIN FILES.

Windows:
1.) Press the Windows Key + R
2.) Type the following and press enter to access your blockchain directory:
%appdata%/pivx

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3.) Take a backup of the following folders:
  • Blocks
  • Chainstate
  • Sporks
  • Zerocoin
4.) Zip these folders and keep them safe. Should you ever need to restore your blockchain simply copying over these folders to the same data directory mentioned above will allow your PIVX wallet to resume from where this snapshot was taken in terms of block height synced.


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Linux:

1.) Access your PIVX data directory, By default this is located in :

2.)
Take a backup of the following folders:
  • Blocks
  • Chainstate
  • Sporks
  • Zerocoin
3.) Zip these folders and keep them safe. Should you ever need to restore your blockchain simply copying over these folders to the same data directory mentioned above will allow your PIVX wallet to resume from where this snapshot was taken in terms of block height synced.

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Mac OS:

1.) Open a finder window, then select the "Go" dropdown menu. In this menu press the "Go to Folder..." option. In the window that opens type:
~/Library/Application Support/PIVX

2.)
Take a backup of the following folders:
  • Blocks
  • Chainstate
  • Sporks
  • Zerocoin
3.) Zip these folders and keep them safe. Should you ever need to restore your blockchain simply copying over these folders to the same data directory mentioned above will allow your PIVX wallet to resume from where this snapshot was taken in terms of block height synced.
 
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