Whether you need to bootstrap your full node or you are in need of a snapshot to ease the migration or kick-start of your validator, you can use our daily snapshot service to speed up the process.
Note: the nodes used for snapshotting are using the default pruning values of Aptos and are hosted as Docker containers on machines using Ubuntu 22.04.
You simply go to our snapshot service, select the "Aptos Snapshots" section and you can download the latest available snapshot! In order to use it, simply decompress the archive as per the following instructions and start your node.
# download the snapshot
# if Aptos was already on your machine, stop your Aptos service
sudo systemctl stop aptos.service
# OR container
docker stop <APTOS_CONTAINER_NAME>
# AND make sure there is no process running that might try to write to the database
ps -ef | grep aptos-node
# make sure your aptos data directory is clean (let us assume <APTOS_HOME> is your root Aptos directory)
rm -rf <APTOS_HOME>/data/*
# make sure you have lz4 installed
sudo apt-get install lz4
# decompress the archive
lz4 -c -d aptos20221208.tar.lz4 | tar -x -C <APTOS_HOME>/data
# start the Aptos service OR container
You should be in-sync with the network in minutes after starting the node.
Please make sure to also check the Official Documentation and the Github Repository posted above in order to correctly deploy the node of your choice, be it a full node or validator.