Namada Snapshots

Namada testnet Snapshot

Creation Date
Last Updated
Block Number407992
Pruning modePruned
Download Namada testnet Snapshot

How to use

Download the snapshot


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

sudo systemctl stop namada.service

OR container


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

ps -ef | grep namada

Make sure your namada data directory is clean (let us assume <NAMADA_HOME> is your root Namada directory)

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

mv <NAMADA_HOME>/shielded-expedition.88f17d1d14/cometbft/data/priv_validator_state.json <NAMADA_HOME>

rm -rf <NAMADA_HOME>/shielded-expedition.88f17d1d14/cometbft/data/

rm -rf <NAMADA_HOME>/shielded-expedition.88f17d1d14/db

Make sure you have lz4 installed

sudo apt-get install lz4

Decompress the archive

lz4 -c -d | tar -x -C <NAMADA_HOME>/data

Copy back the priv_validator_state.json file

rm <ARCHWAY_HOME>/data/priv_validator_state.json

mv <NAMADA_HOME>/priv_validator_state.json <NAMADA_HOME>/shielded-expedition.88f17d1d14/cometbft/data/

Start the Namada service OR container!

What is Namada snapshot?

Our Namada 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 Namada snapshot?

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

What is the block number of Namada 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 Namada testnet snapshot is 407992

How often is the Namada 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 Namada chain.

The most recent update to the Namada testnet was on

How long does it take to restore a node using Namada 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 Namada testnet size is 13G.

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 Namada 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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