I know this feature may come out in Kiln in the future, but would like to try it out.


If you have the tezos node command, you can run a snapshot command on the /var/lib/kiln/data-dir/tezos-node/NetXdQprcVkpaWU directory.

kiln-shell doesn't currently export the tezos-node command, though, so you may have to build tezos-node from source for the time being.

Then you can run the command like so:

tezos-node snapshot export --block BMN9fiLSLu8HGza51qH4C8RoLVS5G9zBZKLehYDZiruNriqTSee mainnet.full --data-dir /var/lib/kiln/data-dir/tezos-node/NetXdQprcVkpaWU

We really should get the tezos-node accessible via the shell until kiln can snapshot for you! :)

  • Thank you sir, I asked another question about snapshots if you wouldn't mind taking a look. Looking to make a few youtube videos for those interested but have no idea where to get started.
    – Mack Baise
    Nov 12 '19 at 9:29

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