Archway Snapshots

Archway is a blockchain built on the Cosmos-SDK Layer 1 protocol. It provides incentives for developers to deploy high-performance decentralized applications (dapps) and allows them to capture the value they create for the network.

Archway offers cross-language support for smart contracts through WebAssembly (WASM) and provides native bridges to connect with other networks.The InterBlockchain Communication protocol (IBC) from the Cosmos SDK Archway makes it possible to create cross-chain dapps that scale. Developers can deploy contracts to an existing Proof-of-Stake (PoS) network, allowing them to connect with users, assets, and communities from the wider Cosmos ecosystem.

Archway testnet Snapshot

Versionv7.0.0-rc3
Creation Date
Last Updated
Block Number7003414
Pruning modePruned
Size9.8G
Download Archway testnet Snapshot

How to use

Download the snapshot

wget https://snapshots.bwarelabs.com/archway/testnet/archway20240717.tar.lz4

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

sudo systemctl stop archway.service

OR container

docker stop <ARCHWAY_CONTAINER_NAME>

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

ps -ef | grep archway-node

Make sure your archway data directory is clean (let us assume <ARCHWAY_HOME> is your root Archway directory)

make sure to backup your priv_validator_state.json file before deleting the contents of the data directory

mv <ARCHWAY_HOME>/data/priv_validator_state.json <ARCHWAY_HOME>

Make sure your archway data directory is clean (let us assume <ARCHWAY_HOME> is your root Archway directory)

rm -rf <ARCHWAY_HOME>/data/*

Make sure you have lz4 installed

sudo apt-get install lz4

Decompress the archive

lz4 -c -d archway20240717.tar.lz4 | tar -x -C <ARCHWAY_HOME>/data

Copy back the priv_validator_state.json file

rm <ARCHWAY_HOME>/data/priv_validator_state.json

mv <ARCHWAY_HOME>/priv_validator_state.json <ARCHWAY_HOME>/data/

Start the Archway service OR container!

Archway mainnet Snapshot

Versionv7.0.0
Creation Date
Last Updated
Block Number5523156
Pruning modePruned
Size78G
Download Archway mainnet Snapshot

How to use

Download the snapshot

wget https://snapshots.bwarelabs.com/archway/mainnet/archway20240717.tar.lz4

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

sudo systemctl stop archway.service

OR container

docker stop <ARCHWAY_CONTAINER_NAME>

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

ps -ef | grep archway-node

Make sure your archway data directory is clean (let us assume <ARCHWAY_HOME> is your root Archway directory)

Make sure to backup your priv_validator_state.json file before deleting the contents of the data directory

mv <ARCHWAY_HOMe>/data/priv_validator_state.json <ARCHWAY_HOME>

Make sure your archway data directory is clean (let us assume <ARCHWAY_HOME> is your root Archway directory)

rm -rf <ARCHWAY_HOME>/data/*

Make sure you have lz4 installed

sudo apt-get install lz4

Decompress the archive

lz4 -c -d archway20240717.tar.lz4 | tar -x -C <ARCHWAY_HOME>/data

Copy back the priv_validator_state.json file

rm <ARCHWAY_HOME>/data/priv_validator_state.json

mv <ARCHWAY_HOME>/priv_validator_state.json <ARCHWAY_HOME>/data/

Start the Archway service OR container!

What is Archway snapshot?

Our Archway 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 Archway snapshot?

Using our snapshots during the setup of full Archway 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 Archway snapshot to sync faster.

What is the block number of Archway 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 Archway testnet snapshot is 7003414

The current block number of Archway mainnet snapshot is 5523156

How often is the Archway 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 Archway chain.

The most recent update to the Archway testnet was on

The most recent update to the Archway mainnet was on

How long does it take to restore a node using Archway 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 Archway testnet size is 9.8G.

The Archway mainnet size is 78G.

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 Archway testnet snapshot is pruned.

The Archway 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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