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STEP8 - Fast Sync

Fast Sync means nodes can catch up quickly by downloading blocks in bulk.
  • Fast Sync settings can be found in the following file
cat $HOME/.akash/config/config.toml

Verify Fast Sync Settings

  • Most likely no changes will be necessary to config.toml and the default settings will be fine. But we will make sure.
  • Verify the fast_sync field is set to true
    # If this node is many blocks behind the tip of the chain, FastSync
    # allows them to catchup quickly by downloading blocks in parallel
    # and verifying their commits
    fast_sync = true
  • Verify the Fast Sync version is set to v0.
  • While version 0 is said to be the “legacy” version, in our experience this version works better.
    #######################################################
    ### Fast Sync Configuration Connections ###
    #######################################################
    [fastsync]
    # Fast Sync version to use:
    # 1) "v0" (default) - the legacy fast sync implementation
    # 2) "v1" - refactor of v0 version for better testability
    # 2) "v2" - complete redesign of v0, optimized for testability & readability
    version = "v0"