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 04:00 UTC

Pruning Indexer Version Tag
100/0/19 null v0.8.1
Block Age Download
712342 5 hours snapshot (2.47 GB) with sha256sum 769b38

Stop the service

sudo systemctl stop side-testnet.service

Reset the data and save validator state

cp $HOME/.side/data/priv_validator_state.json $HOME/.side/priv_validator_state.json.backup
rm -rf $HOME/.side/data

Download latest snapshot and recover validator state

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

Restart the service and check the log

sudo systemctl start side-testnet.service && sudo journalctl -fu side-testnet.service -o cat