Is there a snapshot of an archive node available somewhere ? It takes weeks to sync from scratch...

There is only full node snapshots at https://tezosshots.com/.

Thank you!

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There is no such thing as an "archive snapshot".

If you want an archive mode storage you have two possibilities:

  • bootstrap form scratch,

  • import a full snapshot and use the --reconstruct option to "restore an archive storage" (which is a bit faster but may take days).

If you really want to download a compressed archive of someone's archive node, it is indeed possible but it is not recommended as the data may have been altered.

  • Thank you, the second option seems great! Which data/folder would need to be saved if I would like to save my own archive ? Commented Feb 13, 2020 at 9:23
  • If you want to backup your own storage you must keep, at least, the context, store and version.json. By default, it is located in ~/.tezos-node.
    – vect0r
    Commented Feb 13, 2020 at 9:39
  • The node delete the data when I paste these files and fodlers. Must I copy also the alphanet_version file located in data ? Commented Feb 28, 2020 at 13:29

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