Snapshots allows a new node to join the network by recovering application state from a backup file. Snapshot contains compressed copy of chain data directory. To keep backup files as small as plausible, snapshot server is periodically beeing state-synced.

Snapshots are taken automatically every 6 hours starting at 04:45 UTC

Pruning Indexer Version Tag
100/0/19 null v12
Block Age Download
17103642 3 hours snapshot (5.89 GB)

Stop the service and reset the data

sudo systemctl stop gaiad
cp $HOME/.gaia/data/priv_validator_state.json $HOME/.gaia/priv_validator_state.json.backup
rm -rf $HOME/.gaia/data

Download latest snapshot

curl -L | tar -Ilz4 -xf - -C $HOME/.gaia
mv $HOME/.gaia/priv_validator_state.json.backup $HOME/.gaia/data/priv_validator_state.json

Restart the service and check the log

sudo systemctl start gaiad && sudo journalctl -u gaiad -f --no-hostname -o cat