Testnet

The snapshot service for Avail Turing Testnet is available here.

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 archive nodes of Avail and are hosted as Systemd services on machines using Ubuntu 22.04.

How to use

You simply go to our snapshot service, select the "Avail 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
wget https://snapshots.bwarelabs.com/avail/testnet/avail20240509.tar.lz4

# if Avail was already on your machine, stop your Avail service
sudo systemctl stop avail.service
# OR container
docker stop <AVAIL_CONTAINER_NAME>
# AND make sure there is no process running that might try to write to the database

# make sure your avail data directory is clean (let us assume <AVAIL_HOME> is your root Avail directory)
rm -rf <AVAIL_HOME>/chains/avail_turing_network/paritydb/

# make sure you have lz4 installed
sudo apt-get install lz4

# decompress the archive
lz4 -c -d avail20240509.tar.lz4  | tar -x -C <AVAIL_HOME>/chains/avail_turing_network/

# start the Avail 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.

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