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Ethereum Data Directory Path Hardwired To C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\ethereum #2828

Ethereum Data Directory Path Hardwired To C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\ethereum #2828

Geth should respect the correct OS roaming path and not default to the C: drive. Ethereum blockchain data is being written to C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum even when the OS location had moved. The blockchain data was taking a lot of room on my C: drive so I changed the location of the path C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming (which contains the Ethereum data folder for the blockchain data) to D:\Roaming. When I start the wallet there is a error message that it cannot find the node and so it begins to download the whole blockchain again to the path C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum As the blockchain will get bigger and bigger a lot of people will want to move the data folder to a bigger drive as the C drive is to small and has all the OS programs and data. Continue reading >>

How To Delete Geth Chaindata & Resync

How To Delete Geth Chaindata & Resync

Home Guides Clients How To Delete Geth Chaindata & Resync Go-Ethereum (Geth)is one of the many Ethereum clients . It is developed by developers from the Ethereum Foundation . The core features of Ethereum web 3.0 stack are expected to arrive at Geth first. In this guide, the procedure for re-syncing Gethon Windows will be shown. I am usingGeth 1.5.4 (latest stable version as of 30 Nov) on my Windows 10 machine. Note: If you have not installed Geth, please install Geth using the instructions here: How To Install Geth In Windows . Resync of the blockchain has the benefit of reducing the amount of disk space used by Geth. The deletion of chaindata folder and resyncing of the blockchain will not be needed once Geth has employed state-tree pruning which will automatically archive old blocks to reduce disk usage. Until Geth has included this functionality, the regular deletion of chaindata folder and resyncing of blockchain is recommended to keep the disk usage at minimum. The chaindata folder is located atC:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum\geth\. Yes, delete the whole folder. Do not worry. Your Ethereum account will NOT be deleted (they are stored in another location). Step 3: Run Geth with the -fast -cache=1024 flags If you do not know how to set the flags, please usethe instructions here (Under Step 4): How To Install Geth In Windows . Step 4: Wait for Geth to complete the fast sync Fast sync is completed when Geth starts to import 1 block at a time. Continue reading >>

Ethereum: Using The Wallet With A Private Geth Node

Ethereum: Using The Wallet With A Private Geth Node

Ethereum: Deploying to a Private Blockchain This step may be optional depending on your situation. If youve had geth running in a dev environment for a while then its worth checking if a newer version is available. Check your current geth version by opening a terminal and typing: GethVersion: 1.5.9-stableGit Commit: a07539fb88db7231d18db918ed7a6a4e32f97450Protocol Versions: [63 62]Network Id: 1Go Version: go1.7.3OS: linuxGOPATH=GOROOT=/usr/lib/go-1.7 The stable version available at time of writing is 1.6.7. StackExchange has a nice answer on updating Mist on Ubuntu which helped me with the next part: sudo apt-get install software-properties-commonsudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereumsudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Lastly, validate that geth was updated successfully: You should see output similar to below confirming the version installed as 1.6.7-stable GethVersion: 1.6.7-stableGit Commit: ab5646c532292b51e319f290afccf6a44f874372Architecture: amd64Protocol Versions: [63 62]Network Id: 1Go Version: go1.8.1Operating System: linuxGOPATH=GOROOT=/usr/lib/go-1.8 Next youll need to download the Ethereum Wallet if its not already installed on your machine. wget Wait until the download is complete and youll see something like this: .HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OKLength: 57229019 (55M) [application/octet-stream]Saving to: 'Ethereum-Wallet-linux64-0-9-0.zipEthereum-Wallet-lin 100%[===================>] 54.58M 794KB/s in 2m 12s 2017-08-18 23:12:42 (425 KB/s) - 'Ethereum-Wallet-linux64-0-9-0.zip saved [57229019/57229019] Unzip the downloaded file and cd into the newly created directory: unzip Ethereum-Wallet-linux64-0-9-0.zipcd linux-unpacked The new directory named /linux-unpacked should contain several files, including the ethereumwallet exec Continue reading >>

How To Run Private Ethereum Blockchain Onwindows

How To Run Private Ethereum Blockchain Onwindows

Decide on two data directory (folder location) for Geth because we want to run two instance of Geth. Here we use /1 and /2 directories. Open a Windows command window at a suitable folder. Copy genesis.json to this location. This folder should be the parent folder of the two data directories mentioned above. [NOTE: all the geth command flags uses double dashes ] First create a genesis block. Open a command window: geth datadir=./1 -verbosity 3 init genesis.json Then open a Geth console, type in the same command window: geth datadir=./1 -verbosity 3 port 30301 rpcport 8101 rpc rpcapi eth,web3,personal,net identity MyNode networkid 2001 console Note: personal management API must be open for communication with Mist wallet; as specified in the rpcapi flag. Keep the command window open. Open another command window, create a genesis block then open a console: geth datadir=./2 verbosity 3 init genesis.json geth datadir=./2 verbosity 3 port 30302 rpcport 8012 rpc rpcaddr 0.0.0.0 ipcdisable networkid 2001 console Note: You can multiple instance of the Geth on different ports using port flag and just run all Geth instance with ipcdisable flag At node 1, at the command window console type: You should see the enode address. Copy that address. For example: admin.addPeer(enode://4c63f59fb01374c40963685ff9df55c84cc7db63deee714bc4a7f7147bd315738[email protected]0.0.0.0:30301) Check that it works, at the console (any or both), type the following command separately (one after another): This will create a new account for each node. You can use this account to send or receive Ethereum tokens. Mining operations will also add this account. You have to remember the to send tokens. To unlock accounts for non-interactive use: To start mining at Get Continue reading >>

Backup & Restore | Ethereum Frontier Guide

Backup & Restore | Ethereum Frontier Guide

DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASSWORD and BACKUP YOUR KEYSTORE Everything geth persists gets written inside its data directory (except for the PoW Ethash DAG, see note below).The default data directory locations are platform specific: Accounts are stored in the keystore subdirectory. The contents of this directories should be transportable between nodes, platforms, implementations (C++, Go, Python). To configure the location of the data directory, the --datadir parameter can be specified. See CLI Options for more details. Note: The Ethash DAG is stored at ~/.ethash (Mac/Linux) or ~/AppData/Ethash (Windows) so that it can be reused by all clients. You can store this in a different location by using a symbolic link. Sometimes the internal database formats need updating (for example, when upgrade from before 0.9.20). This can be run with the following command (geth should not be otherwise running): Geth's blockchain and state databases can be removed with: This is useful for deleting an old chain and sync'ing to a new one. It only affects data directories that can be re-created on synchronisation and does not touch the keystore. Export the blockchain in binary format with: Or if you want to back up portions of the chain over time, a first and last block can be specified. For example, to back up the first epoch: Note that when backing up a partial chain, the file will be appended rather than truncated. Import binary-format blockchain exports with: See for more info And finally: DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASSWORD and BACKUP YOUR KEYSTORE Continue reading >>

How To Backup Your Ethereum Wallet And The Blockchain

How To Backup Your Ethereum Wallet And The Blockchain

All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies How to Backup Your Ethereum Wallet and the Blockchain Just like with Bitcoins wallet.dat file that contains your wallet address and keys and that you need to backup for safety reasons, Ethereum also has a similar wallet file that you should have a spare copy of. With Ethereum the wallet file has a bit weird name and is not just called wallet.dat, but it has essentially the same purpose and the file works essentially the same way as the wallet.dat with Bitcoin and many other alternative crypto coins. Ethereums wallet file is stored in the data directory used by the client to store the blockchain and other files, the default locations for the datadir on different operating systems are listed below. Windows: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum To get the full path of the data directory on your specific system you can run the geth console and type admin.datadir and you will see a result like on the screenshot above with the full path. Note that the wallet file is not stored in the main datadir folder, but is instead placed in a separate folder under it called keystore. Inside that folder you should see a file with a long name starting with UTC--2015..., this is the wallet file you need to backup. Do note that aside from the wallet file itself you will also need to remember the password (or also back it up along the wallet) that you set when creating your account, without the password needed to unlock it the wallet file wont be of much use. If you are moving your Ethereum installation over to a different computer or want to have a copy on another system for solo mining for example, aside from a copy of the wallet file you may also want to make a copy of the blockchain, so that the geth client w Continue reading >>

Keystore - Where Are My Keys And Chain Data Located If I Am Using Parity? - Ethereum Stack Exchange

Keystore - Where Are My Keys And Chain Data Located If I Am Using Parity? - Ethereum Stack Exchange

Where are my keys and chain data located if I am using Parity? That's really interesting because I saw your question before, but no one talked about Windows :) infinitecolor Oct 7 '16 at 5:16 I know! I was hoping it would get a good answer that covered all bases. tayvano Oct 7 '16 at 6:54 This is not properly answered : For windows: $home\AppData\Roaming\Parity\Ethereum\keys\ethereum* and for Linux : $home/.local/share/io.parity.ethereum/keys/ethereum/* Non-mask-able Interrupt Jun 17 '17 at 16:23 OSX : ~/Library/Application\ Support/io.parity.ethereum/keys/ In Parity 1.5 : Have a look at ~/.parity/keys. You'll find what you're looking for. I installed parity with bash <(curl -Lk) command on Ubuntu, however I don't have a ~/.parity folder. Yet it's syncing. Did the default directory change? jeff Mar 7 '17 at 14:32 When you run parity -h you can see the default keystore. It is listed as the default where the -d --base-path option is explained, under Operating Options. On Linux: ~/.local/share/io.parity.ethereum/keys/ This is not correct. On Windows there is no $HOME environment variable (and environment variables are % wrapped, not $ prefixed). The correct path is %APPDATA%\Parity\Ethereum\..., which by default (but not always_ will take you to something like C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Parity\Ethereum\.... Micah Zoltu Mar 4 at 3:52 Also, Parity no longer (incorrectly) stores files in %USERPROFILE%\.parity (this was done previously but is really bad form on Windows). Micah Zoltu Mar 4 at 3:53 According to the documentation for Parity's ethstore key management API: secret store directory: It may be either parity, parity-test, geth, geth-test or a path. default: parity (Also of note is the ethkey key generator API and associated commands.) When I switched from geth Continue reading >>

How To Change The Blockchain Dir? #572

How To Change The Blockchain Dir? #572

Actually in Windows there's JUNCTION and, just like Linux, you can create a link of the existing data folder to another one (even in another drive) as you see fit. You can download junction from microsoft technet here: . No installation required. So, in this case, you just need to stop geth, move the data folder to another drive/folder/path and create a junction from the original path to the new one. Move the contents of "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Etherium\Geth" to "G:\Data\Geth" and wait for it to finish. Then execute (on a cmd prompt): cd "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Etherium" If you list the contents (dir) it will show something like: 05/11/2017 20:52 Geth [??\G:\Data\geth] Continue reading >>

How To Move The Wallet Blockchain Files To Another Directory Qt Wallet

How To Move The Wallet Blockchain Files To Another Directory Qt Wallet

With so many Altcoins and innovative crypto projects out there its obvious that most of us are showing interest or involvement in more than one crypto currency. It can be by investing directly in the project or by mining the coin. Either way to get started with any crypto currency project the very first thing you might need is a wallet to store your funds. Not all projects supports hardware wallets and not all crypto currencies come up with online wallets and paper wallets. During the initial stage you can only expect a core wallet or QT wallet client which needs to be installed on your PC. Previously weve explained everything about Bitcoin core wallet for beginners. That particular guide applies to almost any Cryptocurrency QT wallet so we suggest you to go through that if you are new to this. While Qt wallet comes with so many features there is one big drawback which is its demand for huge storage space and bandwidth consumption. Your wallet needs to download and store the whole copy of Blockchain data to your local computer. So before installing the wallet you must ensure that you have enough hard disk space and internet bandwidth. For any given QT wallet the minimum requirements to store the blockchain data is 1 GB. This data directory space grows overtime as the blockchain evolves. For larger and well known projects like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, Monero, Zcash, DogeCoin etc needs at least 20 GB of dedicated space. Most of the wallet gives an option to choose the data directory during installation but few dont. They simply put the wallet core and block chain files in default directory where your OS (Windows, Mac, Linux) is installed. Imagine with just 2 wallet files you might end up running out of space. Weve made so many wallet tutorials recently and most Continue reading >>

How To Delete Your Local Copy Of The Blockchain

How To Delete Your Local Copy Of The Blockchain

How to Delete Your Local Copy of the Blockchain If you want to delete your local copy of the NEM blockchain, it is strongly recommended to shutdown the NEM software (NCC and NIS) first. The blockchain is a database file located at: Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Users\[YOUR-USERNAME]\nem\nis\data\ Mac: /Users/[YOUR-USERNAME]/nem/nis/data/ Linux: /home/[YOUR-USERNAME]/nem/nis/data/ After you deleted the blockchain, restart the NEM client and it will begin to download and synchronize the blockchain from scratch. If you don't want to wait for the blockchain to download, you can follow this guide to import the developer uploaded database. 1. Open the Windows file explorer and go to (C:) and then to Users. 6. Delete the "nis5.h2" file (this is the blockchain database): Continue reading >>

How Can I Find My `chaindata` Folder?

How Can I Find My `chaindata` Folder?

geth (used in the Ethereum Wallet) saves its internal states for the main network in the chaindata directory. You can find it in the: For OSX there are two library folders. You will need to enable hidden folders to fine the Library referenced above which is found in HD/Users/{your name}/Library and is a hidden folder Albert Renshaw Dec 3 at 4:42 To view hidden folders run this in terminal defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES then relaunch finder (option+control click finder icon and select relaunch) Albert Renshaw Dec 3 at 4:43 When you first launch Ethereum-Wallet it will show the splash screen. Shortly after the splash screen will show a LAUNCH APPLICTION button. Click this button to see the full UI. If you are fully synced already it may skip straight to the full UI Once that is open go to the Accounts menu > Backup sub-menu > Accounts menu-item. The UI for your file explorer will differ by OS, but you should see a folder that contains folders like this, in particular it should contain a chaindata folder: Side-note: While you are here you should backup the keystore folder. Details about this can be found at How do I backup my ether accounts? . Be sure to save your passwords as well! Continue reading >>

Does The Ethereum Walled Download The Whole Blockchain To My Computer? Where Is It Downloaded To, And What Is The Size (as Of April 2017)?

Does The Ethereum Walled Download The Whole Blockchain To My Computer? Where Is It Downloaded To, And What Is The Size (as Of April 2017)?

Does the Ethereum walled download the whole blockchain to my computer? Where is it downloaded to, and what is the size (as of April 2017)? If you download an Ethereum wallet like Mist , then by default you are running the full client, which will download the entire blockchain. The default location of this chain in Windows 8 is: C:\User\\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum\geth\chaindata. As of April 19th, 2017, my blockchain size is 23.5 GB total. If you dont want to download a full client, I would highly recommend Metamask.io . Its a client that will create a wallet for you, but wont download the blockchain. It will also allow you to interact directly with Dapps. Ya, if you want to sync to the mainnet with your Ethereum Wallet you must download the entire blockchain. It saves each block into a folder called chaindata in a location that you specify. If you are a developer you can use APIs like Infura and Web3 to interact with the main Ethereum chain. You also have the option to connect your Ethereum Wallet to the testnet or to a private Ethereum blockchain that you can configure using Geth. Both of these options allow you to develop on a test chain to test applications, without needing to download and store the entire blockchain. You can use this walkthrough to connect an Ethereum blockchain locally , and this walkthrough to connect your Ethereum blockchain using AWS . Continue reading >>

Tutorial - How To Run A Full Ethereum Node On Windows - Deep Dot Web

Tutorial - How To Run A Full Ethereum Node On Windows - Deep Dot Web

Initiate ether transactions from an address to the other 1. All Geths versions are available for download at: For every version, an archive (.zip file) as well as an installer (.exe) package are available for download. The installer package will put geth automatically into your PATH, while the archive includes the command .exe files, so that they can be used without installation. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will install the Geth 1.6.1 release. Press on the Geth 1.6.1 installer link, as shown on the below screenshot and download the .exe file. 2. Press I Agree to accept the license agreement and start the installation process. 3. You will be prompted to choose whether or not to install Ethereums development tools in addition to Geth. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will install only Geth, so keep the box of Development tools unchecked. 4. You will then be prompted to choose the destination folder for your installation. By default, the program will be installed under C:\Program Files\Geth 5. The installation process will be completed, press close to exit the installation window. 6. Now, open a command prompt instance, via pressing the Windows button and typing command prompt. Press on the programs icon that will appear. 7. Now, change the directory to the directory where Geth is installed , via the chdir command, so as we installed Geth onto the Program Files directory, we will type the following onto the command prompts instance: 8. Now, type Geth onto the command prompt instance, after changing the directory and the client will start up and begin connecting to peers, as shown on the below screenshot: Congratulations, you are now running a full ethereum node, and receiving blocks as shown on the above screenshot. Running an Ethereum Node via Installing and Continue reading >>

(solved) Where Are Ethereum Blockchains Stored On My Windows Pc?

(solved) Where Are Ethereum Blockchains Stored On My Windows Pc?

edited August 2016 in Protocol and Client discussion I have run multiple ethereum programs, mist, ethereum wallet, geth.exe, and I can't seem to find where these applications are storing the blockchain data. I have a feeling that some of them have duplicate copies of the blockchain and taking up way too much space. Could it be the hardfork has caused some of my programs to use different chains? I really want to clear the mess and just stick with ETH. My wallet for example is running very sluggishly (I can't even get it to load the blockchain) and I'm having disk space issues. I would like to uninstall everything and start fresh but I don't want to lose my wallet address's and I don't know where they are either. I'm much more familiar with bitcoin storage structure but ethereum is a little different. Thanks for any help. I backed up my address's from the keystores file under the ethereum folder which, in Windows, is stored at C:\Users\YOU\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum . My hard drive layout is a smaller SSD for C drive and a larger HDD for main storage drive. The nifty thing I found is to put a link at that location to some other folder where the files actually go (such as on my HDD). I backed up my keys, deleted all ethereum files, created a link between the default location and the location on my HDD drive where I want the blockchain stored, and redownloading the new hard-forked chain. Continue reading >>

Change Blockchain Directory To Second Hdd? : Ethereum

Change Blockchain Directory To Second Hdd? : Ethereum

Welcome to r/Ethereum , the front page of the Web 3. No inappropriate behavior. This includes, but is not limited to: personal attacks, threats of violence, gossip, slurs of any kind, posting people's private information. Keep price discussion and market talk, memes & exchanges to subreddits such as /r/ethtrader Keep plain ICO advertisements to subreddits such as r/ethinvestor . Keep mining discussion to subreddits such as /r/EtherMining . No creating multiple accounts to get around Reddit rules. English language only. Please provide accurate translations where appropriate. Posts and comments must be made from an account at least 10 days old with a minimum of 20 comment karma. Exceptions may be made on a discretionary basis. Continue reading >>

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