I'm running the node by described here: https://medium.com/@Jamyye/install-tezos-node-on-ubuntu-18-04-rolling-history-mode-e26598daa3d2 OR https://gist.github.com/hclivess/cfbc8eddb1f5692c619036cb47072934 with rolling mode but sync started at the beginning and already use 50GB. I checked timestamp: $ ./tezos-client get timestamp 2018–12–05T16:55:20Z What I’m doing wrong?

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    I've had to take a snapshot and import it to garbage collect. Hopefully gc will happen automatically in the future. May 13, 2019 at 21:16

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Use the history-mode argument when importing the snapshot. These are the steps:

rm -rf .tezos-node/{context,store,version.json}
tezos-node snapshot import "${SNAPSHOT_FILENAME}" --history-mode=experimental-rolling
tezos-node config init
tezos-node run --history-mode=experimental-rolling --rpc-addr= --connections=20 --bootstrap-threshold=3 

Im not sure that OP is importing a snapshot - seems OP simply wants to run a rolling node, and expects the node to sync itself with only the 5 latest cycles?

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