I successfully have setup two relay nodes and a BP node syncing to testnet per coincashew’s guide and Kelly Loves Crypto’s walk through videos.
By all accounts it’s working as expected. I’ve looked through the logs, monitoring via gLiveView, htop/top and everything looks ok to me.
But it has been taking days to get through one epoch. I’m on epoch 185, so 130ish more to get to the current epoch. At this rate 130 x 4 days per epoch = 540 days.
I increased the droplet size (4vCPU/8GB RAM), that didn’t help. It’s not even close to maxing out the resources. The node is syncing as fast as the node on the smaller droplet.
Maybe someone can help shed some light on what’s happening.
I added an additional 4 peer connections to testnet-topology.json taken from this list: https://explorer.cardano-testnet.iohkdev.io/relays/topology.json and the sync is jamming. At epoch 66 so far (I had to delete the db after adding the new connections, so it had to start back at 0). If it keeps up and something doesn’t slow it down it should surpass the original relay, which is creeping along.
The nodes are synced for testnet (except the last relay added)… u can see the smiley face to TIP diff …
Do you know why instead of Tip diff, it says syncing after I added the additional peer connections in testnet-topology.json
This was already synced before to add new peers? And u didn’t changed anything yet?
One of the suggestions for syncing problems on some other threads was to add additional peers. I did so, but after starting gLiveView, it said “Starting…”. So I deleted the db folder, and restarted. It worked like a charm, but instead of Tip (Diff) it said Syncing XX.X%.
I was curious why when using just “relays-new.cardano-testnet.iohkdev.io” it said Tip (Diff), but when I added more, it said Syncing.
that’s why is saying syncing… now it’s downloading again the DB… it should be synced in the next 10-20 minutes… next time do not delete the DB when u have starting issues
I think I’m understanding what you’re saying. It was already synced. So the epochs on testnet are not a 1 to 1 copy of mainnet. So epoch 185 is the current testnet epoch, but mainnet is at 320 something?
BTW Alex, thanks for the help. I’m clearly a newb, but I’m taking this seriously. It’s pushing my skills but it feels good to be a part of this community. Thanks
exactly, the testnet it’s working/staying on epoch 185 only…