First time post in this forum! I have successfully set up and started a block producing node on testnet using this guide for the most part. Guide: How to build a Cardano Stake Pool - CoinCashew . I would say that the only major difference is that I decided to dockerize everything, so the cardano node process is actually running inside of a docker container, which is being run inside of a Compute Engine VM running Ubuntu. (Hardware: 2 cores, 4 gb mem, 60 gb standard disk - obviously I’d do higher in a prod/mainnet environment)
After starting, I noticed the syncing was going quite fast (300-400 slots processed per second). After about 18 hours (reaching approx slot #30000000+), I’ve noticed a significant slowdown in syncing (now about 1 per second!). I have plenty of disk space left, CPU is only at 10% utilisation. At this rate it will almost never finish syncing!
Any idea what could be going on? I can provide more info as needed. Advice much appreciated, thank you.