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April 07, 2017, 07:01:08 PM
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Hey guys, a complete noob to linux here. I've managed to get bitcoind up and synced, and I'm trying to configure an electrum server using the standard method (not ElectrumX).

Problem is, its taking ages to sync up. I've tried changing the cache sizes to 12GB (I have 16GB ram) but it just goes even slower. Any ideas?

Running off an old i3 3250, 16GB ram and a 1TB hard drive.
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April 07, 2017, 07:37:48 PM
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I believe they are now recommending the use of ElectrumX over the normal Electrum Server. Is there a reason you aren't using ElectrumX?
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April 07, 2017, 08:26:27 PM
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I believe they are now recommending the use of ElectrumX over the normal Electrum Server. Is there a reason you aren't using ElectrumX?

Basically because I spent like three days configuring the normal electrum server to work properly, and I don't want to go through all that again for ElectrumX.
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April 08, 2017, 12:27:59 AM
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I believe they are now recommending the use of ElectrumX over the normal Electrum Server. Is there a reason you aren't using ElectrumX?

Basically because I spent like three days configuring the normal electrum server to work properly, and I don't want to go through all that again for ElectrumX.

Have you tried downloading the UTXO database instead of generating it from scratch?   Electrum maintains a daily version here:  http://foundry.electrum.org/leveldb-dump

Yep, but I still have some blocks to catch up since I'm only on a 30mb down connection.

I just wanted to know if there is some other way, like tweaking settings or something.
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