Feathercoin daemon and wallet production version 0.19.1
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Wallet slow to sync


  • newbies | Tip TangledApollo

    Hello All,

    I’ve been attempting to sync the wallet for about 2 weeks now, and still have a year to go. My network is pretty fast, 250 down and 20 up, and I’m not sure why it’s taking this long. I’ve been mining for about a year now, and the countless wallets I have have always synced in a day or two. Is this normal or do you have any suggestions?

    Thanks!


  • Moderators | Tip AcidD

    Hi - Yep we are aware of this issue.

    Unfortunately due to the many attacks feathercoin suffered in the early days, there are a few orphan chains that need to be processed by the client…this takes a while. We’ve sped this process up in our next version that we hope to release shortly.

    I’m uploading a bootstrap.dat file as I type this. This is a copy of the blockchain, you can then place this file inside your %appdata%/Feathercoin folder , start your client and it will read the blockchain from your disk. it still needs to validate the blocks but it is faster…(depending on the speed of your machine/harddrive)

    Will post the link when I have it.

    edit:

    here’s the link
    https://ufile.io/8ysgb


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    Hi and welcome


  • newbies | Tip TangledApollo

    @acidd Thanks for the quick reply! Downloading it now!


  • | Tip jimmy24651

    It took extremely long for me as well. There were a couple times where I was 100% convinced that it had frozen, and stopped updating. I got to where I would just close the wallet out, and restart it before I left for work in the morning, and do the same thing as soon as I got back home. I think it took almost a week, and I have a solid connection, as well. Be patient! =o)


  • Regular Member | Tip Channard

    Yes, I have been trying to Sync wallet for over 1 week now… and I am still 2 years and 33 weeks behind.

    If people can’t Sync their wallets, they can’t buy FTC.


  • | Tip jimmy24651

    @channard well…not necessarily… you can still purchase FTC on an exchange, and send them to your wallet. You just won’t see your actual balance, or be able to send them back out of that wallet until the blockchain is 100% confirmed. You don’t buy FTC with your wallet. You simply store them there.


  • Regular Member | Tip Channard

    @jimmy24651 Oh sure, that sounds awesome… Until the wallet works, i’m not risking it. If I was only putting in $100, sure, I wouldn’t mind not having a fully operational wallet. Since I plan on putting in significantly more, I expect the wallet to work 100% and to fully sync. No questions asked.

    Edit: I am already hesitant about having to use a Desktop Wallet as it is. I prefer my Trezor/Ledger for storage.


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    @channard

    you always can create a paper wallet and use that.

    Fully secure, unless you loose the printed paper


  • | Tip jimmy24651

    @channard To each their own…

    I personally LOVE the idea of being able to invest in a SOLID coin, such as FTC at such a ridiculously undervalued price as we see currently. I am willing to put up with a few headaches (if waiting for a wallet top sync can even be misconstrued as such) to get in early!


  • | Tip jimmy24651

    @channard And for the record…every windows-based wallet I’ve downloaded has taken quite a while to sync to blockchain…it’s not like FTC has some type of an issue. It just is what it is…if you’re going to use a wallet which synchronizes with the entire chain, you have to be patient. I seem to remember hearing a few people in my life who were older and wiser than myself say something along the lines of “patience is a virtue”.


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    This has been a major support issue, the new version 0.9.6.2 coming out should make it a lot quicker. I will not be sad not to see sync issues problems a thing of the past.


  • Regular Member | Tip MadHawk

    @acidd I downloaded this file but am running the wallet on my mac. I tried to find the library on my mac but can’t find it. Is it the same dbase and where should I save it on a mac?

    My wallet is synchronising but running for a full week now. Checking the debug window/networktraffic it shows block being send and received of 40KB/s.
    My bandwidth is about 45Mbps down.
    1.719.992 blocks done.

    Thanks


  • Moderators | Tip AcidD

    @MadHawk

    You need to go here:

    ~/Library/Application Support/Feathercoin/
    

    If you’re on MacOS you can either try this Bootstrap.dat file or you can wait a day or two - we are going to release 0.9.6.2 which has a much faster sync than 0.9.6.1


  • newbies | Tip marthkoopa

    I downloaded the updated wallet but it’s still extremely slow to sync. Did I do something wrong when updating? Uninstalled 0.9.6.1 64bit before installing 0.9.6.2 32bit and kept the appdata folder as it was


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    no, you did everything right.

    with version 0.9.6.2 the sync still needs several hours to complete


  • Regular Member | Tip Arnie

    @madhawk
    Follow this procedure to open your Library folder:
    Click your “username”
    Go to Finder and click “Go”
    Press the “Alt” button and you’ll see “Library” appearing
    Click on “Library” while holding “Alt” button
    “Library” folder opens and go to “Application Support” folder
    Look for your “Feathercoin” folder


  • Moderators | Tip AcidD

    @arnie said in Wallet slow to sync:

    @madhawk
    Follow this procedure to open your Library folder:
    Click your “username”
    Go to Finder and click “Go”
    Press the “Alt” button and you’ll see “Library” appearing
    Click on “Library” while holding “Alt” button
    “Library” folder opens and go to “Application Support” folder
    Look for your “Feathercoin” folder

    This is for MacOS only. And not windows 32bit


  • Regular Member | Tip Arnie

    @acidd
    That’s correct


  • newbies | Tip dblmw

    Thank you to everyone in this thread - I am working through the same issues and using this thread to move the process of sync my wallet. Sync Feather = right of passage 😉


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