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When a new node joins a network, it can use a snapshot — a compressed backup of the chain's data — to quickly synchronize with the current state. Snapshots expedite the process, reducing the need to download and verify every transaction from the beginning.


Choose a snapshot from the list and run the commands below. Don't forget to change snapshot_url.

sudo systemctl stop babylond

# make a backup
cp $HOME/.babylond/data/priv_validator_state.json $HOME/.babylond/priv_validator_state.json.backup

# reset your node and download a snapshot
babylond tendermint unsafe-reset-all --home $HOME/.babylond --keep-addr-book
wget <snapshot_url> | lz4 -dc - | tar -xf - -C $HOME/.babylond

# replace the priv_validator_state.json you have backed up
mv $HOME/.babylond/priv_validator_state.json.backup $HOME/.babylond/data/priv_validator_state.json

sudo systemctl restart babylond && sudo journalctl -u babylond -f -o cat

A list of Snapshots you can use: