Synchronizing the Chia Blockchain Database from scratch can take over a week, even with a high-speed fiber optic connection. To save farmers' time and make this database accessible to newcomers, we provide monthly seeded torrent files for redistributing the database. As a result, downloading the torrent files and syncing the database takes only a few hours rather than a week, allowing you to continue farming without delay.
We seed a new database every month to ensure the availability of torrent files and to maintain a sufficient number of seeders.
Are you thankful for not having to wait a week to sync the full Chia blockchain? Just buy me a beer sending some chia to this address:
1. Download the official Chia wallet software and start syncronizing the database for a couple minutes. Close the app.
2. Download the Chia database gzipped file using the torrent magnet link. Uncompress the file and rename the sqlite file from blockchain_v2_mainnet.2023-03-04.sqlite to blockchain_v2_mainnet.sqlite. Now overwrite it in the Chia working directory (e.g. ~/.chia/mainnet/db or C:\Users\%username%\.chia\mainnet\db). Need a torrent client to download the file? Here's one.
3. Open the official Chia app and wait for the full blockchain synchronization. It will take a few hours (5-6h), saving you more than a week of waiting (~168 hours).
As Chia operations expand, the full database becomes larger, increasing the waiting time for new farmers to achieve full synchronization. This is why it's beneficial to use a faster, community-driven method that aligns with Chia's core philosophy of sharing via torrents for downloading and synchronizing the blockchain.
My name is Marq Martí, and I am a small Chia farmer. I encountered the same problem as you, so after waiting a week to sync Chia's full database, I decided to create a monthly backup and share it via torrent. I believe this approach aligns more closely with Chia's philosophy than merely uploading it for download. By doing so, we can redistribute the database to new farmers, thus increasing the value of the shared project.