Celestia Snapshots

Celestia is a blockchain network employing a modular design to tackle scalability challenges prevalent in conventional blockchain systems. Scaling securely alongside user growth, it simplifies the process for anyone to create their own blockchain. Celestia stands out by decoupling execution from consensus and incorporating data availability sampling (DAS) as a fundamental aspect. The Data Availability Layer, a key component of Celestia's framework, is essential in facilitating the seamless storage and transmission of data within the network. By maintaining a dedicated data layer, Celestia ensures optimized data integrity and security, and mitigates the risk of unauthorized access.

Celestia testnet Snapshot

Versionv1.7.0
Creation Date
Last Updated
Block Number2089427
Pruning modePruned
Size2.4G
Download Celestia testnet Snapshot

How to use

Download the snapshot

wget https://snapshots.bwarelabs.com/celestia/testnet/celestia20240620.tar.lz4

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

sudo systemctl stop celestia.service

OR container

docker stop <COSMOS_CONTAINER_NAME>

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

ps -ef | grep celestia

Make sure your celestia data directory is clean (let us assume <COSMOS_HOME> is your root Celestia directory)

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

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

rm -rf <COSMOS_HOME>/data/

Make sure you have lz4 installed

sudo apt-get install lz4

Decompress the archive

lz4 -c -d celestia20221208.tar.lz4 | tar -x -C <COSMOS_HOME>

Copy back the priv_validator_state.json file

rm <COSMOS_HOME>/data/priv_validator_state.json

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

Start the Celestia service OR container!

Celestia mainnet Snapshot

Versionv1.6.0
Creation Date
Last Updated
Block Number1712595
Pruning modePruned
Size6.6G
Download Celestia mainnet Snapshot

How to use

Download the snapshot

wget https://snapshots.bwarelabs.com/celestia/mainnet/celestia20240620.tar.lz4

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

sudo systemctl stop celestia.service

OR container

docker stop <COSMOS_CONTAINER_NAME>

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

ps -ef | grep celestia

Make sure your celestia data directory is clean (let us assume <COSMOS_HOME> is your root Celestia directory)

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

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

rm -rf <COSMOS_HOME>/data/

Make sure you have lz4 installed

sudo apt-get install lz4

Decompress the archive

lz4 -c -d celestia20240620.tar.lz4 | tar -x -C <COSMOS_HOME>/data

Copy back the priv_validator_state.json file

rm <COSMOS_HOME>/data/priv_validator_state.json

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

Start the Celestia service OR container!

What is Celestia snapshot?

Our Celestia 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 Celestia snapshot?

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

What is the block number of Celestia 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 Celestia testnet snapshot is 2089427

The current block number of Celestia mainnet snapshot is 1712595

How often is the Celestia 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 Celestia chain.

The most recent update to the Celestia testnet was on

The most recent update to the Celestia mainnet was on

How long does it take to restore a node using Celestia 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 Celestia testnet size is 2.4G.

The Celestia mainnet size is 6.6G.

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 Celestia testnet snapshot is pruned.

The Celestia 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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