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 08:15 UTC

Pruning Indexer Version Tag
100/0/19 null v0.5.5
Block Age Download
3433333 3 hours snapshot (6.87 GB) with sha256sum undef

Stop the service and reset the data

sudo systemctl stop althea.service
cp $HOME/.althea/data/priv_validator_state.json $HOME/.althea/priv_validator_state.json.backup
rm -rf $HOME/.althea/data

Download latest snapshot

curl -L https://snapshots.kjnodes.com/althea-testnet/snapshot_latest.tar.lz4 | tar -Ilz4 -xf - -C $HOME/.althea
mv $HOME/.althea/priv_validator_state.json.backup $HOME/.althea/data/priv_validator_state.json

Restart the service and check the log

sudo systemctl start althea.service && sudo journalctl -u althea.service -f --no-hostname -o cat