Avail Snapshots

Avail testnet Snapshot

Versionv2.2.0.0-rc1
Creation Date
Last Updated
Block Number261335
Pruning modeUnpruned
Size2.6G
Download Avail testnet Snapshot

How to use

Download the snapshot

wget https://snapshots.bwarelabs.com/avail/testnet/avail20240528.tar.lz4

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

sudo systemctl stop avail.service

OR container

docker stop <AVAIL_CONTAINER_NAME>

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

ps -ef | grep avail

Make sure your avail data directory is clean (let us assume <AVAIL_HOME> is your root Avail directory)

rm -rf <AVAIL_HOME>/chains/avail_turing_network/paritydb/

Make sure you have lz4 installed

sudo apt-get install lz4

Decompress the archive

lz4 -c -d avail20221208.tar.lz4 | tar -x -C <AVAIL_HOME>/chains/avail_turing_network

Start the Avail service OR container!

What is Avail snapshot?

Our Avail snapshot can be particularly valuable when syncing a new node to the testnet 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 Avail snapshot?

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

What is the block number of Avail 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 Avail testnet snapshot is 261335

How often is the Avail 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 Avail chain.

The most recent update to the Avail testnet was on

How long does it take to restore a node using Avail 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 Avail testnet size is 2.6G.

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 Avail testnet snapshot is archive.

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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