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March 28, 2018, 03:49:07 PM
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Thank you for the replies. I'm going to digest it a while.

Out of desperation, or just plain ignorance I deleted the last three block files because they were smaller that the typical. Then deleted the peers. Hit the -reindex batch file (I've done this enough to make one) and this morning it's at 30%. That's twice the rate it has been progressing and more like the way it did years ago.

This time if or when it fails I'll have a full debug file to show.

Thank you for not giving up on me.
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March 28, 2018, 04:27:22 PM
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No, thank you for letting us share your pain. Smiley

It's actually a really interesting thread for me. Especially as I am looking at ways to reduce my synchronisation time, and I'm about to decide on the upgrade of my notebook machine.

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March 29, 2018, 02:19:18 AM
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What are my options to easily convert my btc into eth?  Doing the p2p thing just isn't something I'm having faith in.
Honestly, just export your private keys from Armory... you don't even need Bitcoin Core installed, let alone synced, to be able to do this

- Wallet Properties
- Backup This Wallet
- See other backup options
- Select "Export Key Lists" option (top left)
- Click "Export Key Lists" button (bottom)
- Select the following: "Address String", "Private Key (Plain Base58)", "Include Unused (Address Pool)" and "Omit spaces in key data"

All your addresses and private keys will be displayed in the text box. You can then copy/paste or save as required.

Then you can either import/sweep into a lightweight wallet like Electrum (https://electrum.org/#download) and convert to ETH by depositing on an exchange or using changelly or whatever (note: fees will apply)

Usual disclaimer about being careful with private keys applies

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March 29, 2018, 03:01:02 AM
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What are my options to easily convert my btc into eth?  Doing the p2p thing just isn't something I'm having faith in.
Honestly, just export your private keys from Armory... you don't even need Bitcoin Core installed, let alone synced, to be able to do this

- Wallet Properties
- Backup This Wallet
- See other backup options
- Select "Export Key Lists" option (top left)
- Click "Export Key Lists" button (bottom)
- Select the following: "Address String", "Private Key (Plain Base58)", "Include Unused (Address Pool)" and "Omit spaces in key data"

All your addresses and private keys will be displayed in the text box. You can then copy/paste or save as required.

Then you can either import/sweep into a lightweight wallet like Electrum (https://electrum.org/#download) and convert to ETH by depositing on an exchange or using changelly or whatever (note: fees will apply)

Usual disclaimer about being careful with private keys applies

That's good to know. Just start Armory offline is what I was told previously. I'll give that a try tomorrow.

The restart of the core download 24 hours is still moving along at 42%  which has slowed but way head of previous attemps.
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March 29, 2018, 09:04:05 AM
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I still feel that if you have the disk space, and you can go online to sync' your blockchain at least once every two or three days, that you are better off running a core node. It gives you more flexibility and control. Using an online wallet is effectively the same as using a fiat bank, and Bitcoin was designed to escape from their controls.

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March 30, 2018, 03:11:43 AM
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Still roll along at 58% and 68Gb download, or so it says.
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March 30, 2018, 02:49:49 PM
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74% and steady Grin

watch this thing sync when the price cycle bottoms Sad
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March 30, 2018, 03:43:57 PM
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You know - we expect to party in the T'bird when your node is sync'd and working. Smiley

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March 31, 2018, 02:01:05 PM
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It's 96% and moving strong. I mean it's counting them right down at a consistent pace. Going up on the 99% stop and wait point.

Why would it work this time so smoothly and not the other half dozen times I've tried since December?

BTW, only room for two to party in the 66 Tbird. I could buy a tank of gas and some Sonic food with the .05btc at this rate. The car is so expensive to drive a 8 mpg and I live were kids will key a nice car just because. It stays in storage till I find an heir that will care for it proper.
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March 31, 2018, 02:43:14 PM
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Why would it work this time so smoothly and not the other half dozen times I've tried since December?


Could be a number of things, but if it was always hanging at around the same place, it sounds as if it's a disk error.

Glad it looks as if it's working anyway.

Only room for 2 in that T'bird - I could turn it into a camper van. Smiley
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April 01, 2018, 02:33:46 AM
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It sync'd and now I'm coping in to my NAS just in case the Armory reset blows it up..  Then it's time to choose a plan of action with my balance.

Yep, my 66Tbird only seats two kind of comfortable. It's like an airplane cockpit inside. Heavy car that doesn't act like a car till 90mph. Then it floats like dream stops like a ocean liner.  It's 460 is setup modern for 600hp with stupid amounts of torque so if you don't know any better it's a blast to drive. I've found god in it enough times that it scares me now. I've just made up my mind I'm going to sell it. None of my family would give it the respect it needs to keep them alive. A GTO would be better. Those GM A bodies were great. I loved my Cutlass.
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April 06, 2018, 09:14:02 AM
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Is this sorted now?

Have you any idea what may have caused the problem with the earlier downloads?

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April 08, 2018, 02:51:10 PM
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No idea why. I changed nothing I had not changed before. Bitcoin Core just work this time. Quick and without error.

The Armory doesn't start normal, but I can start off line. I've pointed it to the core and it does nothing. So there will be some gymnastics to get it's wallet read and funds ready to move.

I just haven't had time since I've only a month or so left till the Phx heat kicks in. I'll work on it then. I did get my Frankin Miner going that putts out Ethereum at 50Mhz and only 250W. It's now in the shop ready for the heat test.
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April 09, 2018, 04:14:40 PM
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The error with peer banning is happening because a block that it read is probably corrupted and that block is marked as invalid. Then Bitcoin Core will try to continue to sync from its peers, but those peers are sending it the block that it had marked invalid so it will ban those peers. Eventually it will ban everyone it could get a connection to. To fix the peers banning problem, stop Bitcoin Core, delete the file named peers.dat, and start Bitcoin Core again.

I suspect that you have a hard drive failure. You have experienced what appears to be two cases of corrupt blocks on your hard drive. I suggest that you run hardware diagnostics to see if it finds anything wrong with your hard drive. You should stop running Bitcoin Core for now as it won't be doing anything if it can't sync the blockchain.

It could be faulty RAM too. I had my blockchain files to corrupt often before I realized that one of the RAM slots had errors (not the actual RAM stick in my case, but the actual slot in the motherboard caused some ram sticks to show up errors on Memtest). So I recommend op to run Memtest in a live CD to discard ram stick/slot problems too.
It's going to be a pretty slow process tho, he has 32GB.. I only got 8.. but I imagine with his stronger computer he will test faster, my CPU is from 2008 :p

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