Aptos Snapshots

Aptos is a scalable Proof-of-Stake Layer 1 blockchain developed by Aptos Labs. It is designed with scalability, safety, reliability, and upgradeability in mind. One of its key features is its high transaction throughput, measured in transactions per second (TPS), and its fast time to finality (TTF). This is achieved through its modular architecture, which separates transaction dissemination and consensus.

Aptos natively integrates and internally uses Move, a new smart contract programming language that facilitates fast and secure transaction execution on the Aptos blockchain.

With its focus on scalability and performance, Aptos aims to provide a robust infrastructure for decentralized applications and enable efficient and secure transactions on its network in a cost-effective manner

Aptos testnet Snapshot

Versionv1.12.1
Creation Date
Last Updated
Block Number281155529
Pruning modePruned
Size326G
Download Aptos testnet Snapshot

How to use

Download the snapshot

wget https://snapshots.bwarelabs.com/aptos/testnet/aptos20240528.tar.lz4

If Aptos was already on your machine, stop your Aptos service

sudo systemctl stop aptos.service

OR container

docker stop <APTOS_CONTAINER_NAME>

AND make sure there is no process running that might try to write to the database

ps -ef | grep aptos-node

Make sure your aptos data directory is clean (let us assume <APTOS_HOME> is your root Aptos directory)

rm -rf <APTOS_HOME>/data/*

Make sure you have lz4 installed

sudo apt-get install lz4

Decompress the archive

lz4 -c -d aptos20240528.tar.lz4.tar.lz4 | tar -x -C <APTOS_HOME>/data

Start the Aptos service OR container!

Aptos mainnet Snapshot

Versionv1.12.1
Creation Date
Last Updated
Block Number183615370
Pruning modePruned
Size399G
Download Aptos mainnet Snapshot

How to use

Download the snapshot

wget https://snapshots.bwarelabs.com/aptos/mainnet/aptos20240525.tar.lz4

If Aptos was already on your machine, stop your Aptos service

sudo systemctl stop aptos.service

OR container

docker stop <APTOS_CONTAINER_NAME>

AND make sure there is no process running that might try to write to the database

ps -ef | grep aptos-node

Make sure your aptos data directory is clean (let us assume <APTOS_HOME> is your root Aptos directory)

rm -rf <APTOS_HOME>/data/*

Make sure you have lz4 installed

sudo apt-get install lz4

Decompress the archive

lz4 -c -d https://snapshots.bwarelabs.com/aptos/mainnet/aptos20240525.tar.lz4 | tar -x -C <APTOS_HOME>/data

Start the Aptos service OR container!

What is Aptos snapshot?

Our Aptos snapshot can be particularly valuable when syncing a new node to the testnet or mainnet network. Instead of downloading and validating the entire blockchain from scratch, a new node can use a snapshot to quickly synchronize within the network.

Why use our Aptos snapshot?

Using our snapshots during the setup of full Aptos chain nodes can significantly speed up the syncing process by skipping the validation of all data. This can greatly enhance the speed of the setup. Instead of syncing from scratch with other nodes, you can utilize our Aptos snapshot to sync faster.

What is the block number of Aptos Snapshot?

A node snapshot is a snapshot of the blockchain at a specific point in time, and it includes data and state of the blockchain up until that block number. The block number determines the specific point in the blockchain's history that the snapshot represents.

The current block number of Aptos testnet snapshot is 281155529

The current block number of Aptos mainnet snapshot is 183615370

How often is the Aptos snapshot updated?

Regular updates are made to ensure accurate and up-to-date information. The frequency of the updates depends on the specific data being captured. We regularly update our snapshots to reflect the most recent and accurate state of the Aptos chain.

The most recent update to the Aptos testnet was on

The most recent update to the Aptos mainnet was on

How long does it take to restore a node using Aptos Snapshot?

The time it takes to restore a node using a snapshot can vary depending on several factors, including the size of the snapshot file and the performance of the underlying hardware. In general, the process involves transferring the snapshot data to the node's storage and then initializing the node from that snapshot. For smaller snapshots, the restoration process can be relatively quick and may take just a few minutes. However, for larger snapshots or in cases where the network or storage infrastructure is slower, the restoration process can take longer, potentially several hours.

The Aptos testnet size is 326G.

The Aptos mainnet size is 399G.

What does it mean if a snapshot is pruned?

The pruning of a node snapshot refers to the process of removing unnecessary data from the blockchain database to optimize storage space while keeping the integrity of the data. Pruning allows nodes to store only the most essential information needed for the blockchain's operation while discarding older and less relevant data.

The Aptos testnet snapshot is pruned.

The Aptos mainnet snapshot is pruned.

What is the main difference between pruned and archival nodes?

Pruned and archival node snapshots are two different approaches to storing blockchain data in a more efficient manner. Pruned node snapshots prioritize storage efficiency by discarding older transaction data, while archival node snapshots prioritize preserving the complete blockchain state.

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