Initia Snapshots

Initia testnet Snapshot

Creation Date
Last Updated
Block Number303790
Pruning modePruned
Download Initia testnet Snapshot

How to use

Download the snapshot


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

sudo systemctl stop initia.service

OR container


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

ps -ef | grep initia

Make sure your initia data directory is clean (let us assume <INITIA_HOME> is your root Initia directory)

rm -rf <INITIA_HOME>/data/priv_validator_state.json <INITIA_HOME>

Make sure you have lz4 installed

sudo apt-get install lz4

Decompress the archive

lz4 -c -d initia20240515.tar.lz4 | tar -x -C <INITIA_HOME>

Copy back the priv_validator_state.json file

rm <INITIA_HOME>/data/priv_validator_state.json

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

Start the Initia service OR container!

What is Initia snapshot?

Our Initia 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 Initia snapshot?

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

What is the block number of Initia 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 Initia testnet snapshot is 303790

How often is the Initia 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 Initia chain.

The most recent update to the Initia testnet was on

How long does it take to restore a node using Initia 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 Initia testnet size is 33G.

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 Initia testnet 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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