The snapshot service for Avalanche Mainnet 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 using the default pruning values of Avalanche and are hosted as Docker containers on machines using Ubuntu 22.04.

How to use

You simply go to our snapshot service, select the "Avalanche 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 Avalanche was already on your machine, stop your Avalanche service
sudo systemctl stop avalanche.service
# OR container
# AND make sure there is no process running that might try to write to the database

# make sure your avalanche data directory is clean (let us assume <AVALANCHE_HOME> is your root Avalanche directory)
rm -rf <AVALANCHE_HOME>/db/mainnet/*

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

# decompress the archive
lz4 -c -d avalanche20230221.tar.lz4  | tar -x -C <AVALANCHE_HOME>/db/mainnet/

# start the Avalanche 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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