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August 19, 2013, 10:21:52 AM
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Hi,

I am using bitcoin-0.8.3-macosx.dmg on a late 2012 iMac.

I am experiencing an issue, where is see error "System Error: Database Corrupted" virtually on every startup now, which has rendered the program completely useless to me (and kinda locks me out of Armory, which is why i need QT in the first place...)

I have tried downloading the blockchain about 3 times (took roughly 2 weeks  Embarrassed) and also downloaded bootstrap.dat and imported, which worked and allowedme to become fully synced with the network. Upon closing Bitcoin-Qt and restarting computer, reopening was instantly met with corruption notice again.

I think I vaguely remember seeing Gavin Andresen post that the OSX bug is being worked on but is difficult to track down, so I am wondering a few things...

  • can I somehow help by providing error reports or any other info on my system/config...?
  • is there a stable release of QT I can use on OSX without this issue... I would really like to be able to access (all of) my funds which are currently in armory...
  • when importing using bootstrap.dat, is there some way I can tell my computer to use more threads/higher CPU...? I think that with an i7 I should be able to import the bootstrap file slightly faster than I am currently...
    (3.1GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz, 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM, 1TB Fusion Drive, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB GDDR5)

Thanks.

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August 19, 2013, 10:31:46 AM
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I am experiencing an issue, where is see error "System Error: Database Corrupted" virtually on every startup now, which has rendered the program completely useless to me (and kinda locks me out of Armory, which is why i need QT in the first place...)

I have tried downloading the blockchain about 3 times (took roughly 2 weeks  Embarrassed) and also downloaded bootstrap.dat and imported, which worked and allowedme to become fully synced with the network. Upon closing Bitcoin-Qt and restarting computer, reopening was instantly met with corruption notice again.
You could attempt to rename the 'blocks' and 'chainstate' folders inside of your "~/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin" folder... this should get the program running again and at least attempting to re-download the blockchain. I had similar issues with a macbook I was using, I believe it was corrupting when the battery drained or when I closed the laptop without shutting down the bitcoin-qt application first.

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August 19, 2013, 07:31:20 PM
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It has no problem in downloading the blockchain, in fact, I can even download to 100% if I leave the computer on so that it downloads in a single continuous session. But as soon as I close the application and re-open, it will become corrupted Sad

If you don't have the private key for "your" bitcoins then you have no bitcoins.
There are a million bits in a bitcoin: 1 ฿ = 1,000,000 ƀ
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