Nolus Snapshots

Nolus Protocol is an innovative Web3 financial suite that offers a fresh perspective on money markets by introducing a groundbreaking leasing solution, which pushes the boundaries of DeFi development. This Protocol runs on a high-speed semi-permissioned proof-of-stake Layer-1 blockchain built using the Cosmos SDK. Smart contracts on this platform are coded in Rust and executed within a secure, isolated sandboxing model provided by CosmWASM. This ensures robust security and compatibility across multiple chains. Nolus' offering is centered around interoperability, utilizing IBC and Interchain Accounts to access various liquidity hubs without causing fragmentation across different chains.

Nolus testnet Snapshot

Versionv0.5.3
Creation Date
Last Updated
Block Number5009305
Pruning modePruned
Size90G
Download Nolus testnet Snapshot

How to use

Download the snapshot

wget https://snapshots.bwarelabs.com/nolus/testnet/nolus20240418.tar.lz4

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

sudo systemctl stop nolus.service

OR container

docker stop <NOLUS_CONTAINER_NAME>

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

ps -ef | grep nolus-node

Make sure your Nolus data directory is clean (let us assume <NOLUS_HOME> is your root Nolus directory)

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

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

Make sure your nolus data directory is clean (let us assume <NOLUS_HOME> is your root Nolus directory)

rm -rf <NOLUS_HOME>/data/*

Make sure you have lz4 installed

sudo apt-get install lz4

Decompress the archive

lz4 -c -d nolus20240418.tar.lz4 | tar -x -C <NOLUS_HOME>/data

Copy back the priv_validator_state.json file

rm <NOLUS_HOME>/data/priv_validator_state.json

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

Start the Nolus service OR container!

What is Nolus snapshot?

Our Nolus 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 Nolus snapshot?

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

What is the block number of Nolus 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 Nolus testnet snapshot is 5009305

How often is the Nolus 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 Nolus chain.

The most recent update to the Nolus testnet was on

How long does it take to restore a node using Nolus 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 Nolus testnet size is 90G.

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 Nolus 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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