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walidzohair
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July 01, 2011, 01:36:57 PM
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I have searched the forum to look for a similar post but I could not .. and the closest thing is an irc convo. i might overheard.


Anyway, the questions are :

* where is the wallet size going to ?
* Is there any limits (by design)?
* Is there any clean up process ?


Right now:

I think it is something about 1 GB ? am I right ?

The official client is fairly heavy on modern machines? am I right ?

The fact is any data base design with no retention policy would some day (near) explode no matter what hardware new technologies exist.

Do we need a new client with a built-in SQL database ?

Do we need to create new policy to clean up aged blocks or transactions ?

I am not much into development .. at least the Bitcoin development ... But couple days ago i checked the folder size and my system (ubuntu oneiric/natty USB) responsiveness while running the client and it was really annoying! on an i3 modern laptop.


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July 01, 2011, 01:46:51 PM
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I think it is something about 1 GB ? am I right ?
The wallet is small, but the blockchain grows fast and will hit the 1GB barrier in a few months

The official client is fairly heavy on modern machines? am I right ?
It's not your "I never notice it" program, but not what I'd call heavy. Perhaps you have coin generating activated?

The fact is any data base design with no retention policy would some day (near) explode no matter what hardware new technologies exist.
Purging and a lightweight client is planned, but not available yet (afaik).

Do we need a new client with a built-in SQL database ?
I think Bitcoin uses Berkley-DB already

Do we need to create new policy to clean up aged blocks or transactions ?
See before, it's possible but not done.

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July 03, 2011, 02:35:44 PM
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Thanks for these replies .. any where to take a look at the "planned what-new next clients" or community policy ?
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