Nightly Ethereum blockchain snapshots
Tired of only connecting to 3 peers and downloading the blockchain at an exhausting pace? Grab a nightly snapshot of the Ethereum blockchain in one big download.
ethsnap has been disabled for the time being. The cost of running a go-etherum node is becoming a little too high and the sync functions of geth have improved. For now, anyway, I'm disabling this system. Sorry for the inconvinience.
ethmsg doesn't currently have snapshots for test networks but I hope to add at least Ropsten soon.
To use these snapshots, download the file to your node and extract the data to the
~/.ethereum/chaindata folder. The following command should work on a Linux machine:
tar -xzf /path/to/ethereum-chaindata-2019-01-14-020002.tar.gz -C ~/.ethereum/chaindata
You're welcome and encouraged to run a private mirror for your own network of nodes. All you need is an
rsync cronjob. Add the following to your crontab:
0 0 * * * rsync --archive --delete --compress rsync://ethsnap.com/main/ /path/to/archive/dir
I would love some public mirrors to help spread the load. Please follow the steps above and
send me an E-mail with a URL and I can put you into the mirror rotation.
If you would like to help pay for the cost of the servers or help expand
ethsnap, please send any donations to the following address. Please note that some exchanges may have problems sending ether to this address, so you should use your own wallet.
Send Ξther Donations to
If you have any issues or questions, please send me an E-mail at