MEGA-"HELP! WALLET NOT SYNCING"-THREAD

chaeplin

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I shoud make Bootstrap.dat, but I don't know how to.
https://litecoin.info/Bootstrap.dat

bootstrap.dat allows a new client (not synced) to rapidly import the initial blocks from
a local file instead of slowly downloading blocks from random peers.
This significantly reduces the time it takes to get a client synced with the current blockchain.



So here is tared blocks and chainstate directory.

1) backup your wallet(use backup menu or after close darkcoind, copy wallet.dat to other folder)
2) close(stop) darkcoind, darkcoin-qt
3) download http://drk.poolhash.org/files_for_darckoin_block/files_for_darckoin_block_0404.tgz
extract it.
tgz has blocks and chainstate

4) find darkcoind or darkcoin-qt folder.
(linux ~/.darkcoin )(windows, mac : not sure)
rename ~/.darkcoin/blocks to anything
rename ~/.darkcoin/chainstate to anything

5) move downloaded file to darkcoin folder
blocks to ~/.darkcoin/blocks
chainstate to ~/.darkcoin/chainstate

6) run darkcoind or darkcoin-qt


[email protected]:~/.darkcoin> uname -a
Linux monitoring 2.6.31.14-0.4-default #1 SMP 2010-10-25 08:45:30 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[email protected]:~/.darkcoin> darkcoind getinfo
{
"version" : 90101,
"protocolversion" : 70002,
"walletversion" : 60000,
"balance" : 0.00000000,
"blocks" : 45027,
"timeoffset" : 0,
"connections" : 10,
"proxy" : "",
"difficulty" : 495.11465250,
"testnet" : false,
"keypoololdest" : 1396551177,
"keypoolsize" : 101,
"paytxfee" : 0.00000000,
"mininput" : 0.00001000,
"errors" : ""
}
 
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fra55

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Thank you, I'll give a try...my client in not syncronizing today.
Is it working on Windows?
 
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chaeplin

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Thank you, I'll give a try...my client in not syncronizing today.
Is it working on Windows?
Yes. first update your darkcoind or darkcin-qt.
Hard forked at 45,000. Make sure you use last one.
then try.
 
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fra55

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Yes. first update your darkcoind or darkcin-qt.
Hard forked at 45,000. Make sure you use last one.
then try.
Man it's not sincronizing again...I deleted all the content in the /Roaming/Darkcoin folder (except for my wallet) and launched the client.
It sincs until few hrs ago, then it's only a "Connection timed out" error. Can I just download again the block and chain folder?
 

chaeplin

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Man it's not sincronizing again...I deleted all the content in the /Roaming/Darkcoin folder (except for my wallet) and launched the client.
It sincs until few hrs ago, then it's only a "Connection timed out" error. Can I just download again the block and chain folder?
Don't do that again.

I think it's peer connection problem.
close client.
remove peers.dat

If you use "connect=" parameter in your darkcoin.conf, remove it.
==> -connect=<ip> Connect only to the specified node(s)

download http://drk.poolhash.org/files_for_darckoin_block/peers.dat.tgz
(ip address of known darkcoin p2p node)
extract it to darkcoin data directory.

run again client.
 
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Enzwell

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I can't sync anymore either. Since yesterday. 11 hours behind now. :/
Tried the peers.dat replacement, that didn't work. Haven't tried the block file thing yet. (I'm on windows.)
And yes, I'm using 9.1.0-unk-beta
 

rothy6

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newbie here. I have already viewed other threads on this topic, but they dont help me. Cant get wallet to sync. Says no block sources. Any suggestions? No problems with litecoin, dogecoin wallets.
tx
 

Propulsion

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Download the newest wallet and then copy your wallet.dat file to your directory.
 

rothy6

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Tx for the response but i dont understand. Ok, so i download the newest windows wallet from the dark coin homepage - done that. What is the wallet.dat file? What is my directory?
Sorry, major newb.
 

fra55

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The wallet.dat should be in the folder named %Appdata/Roaming/Darkcoin in the C:\ disk driver.
The wallet says no block sources has it does not find any local blockchain, but it should start downloading from the net.
 

rothy6

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Hmmmmm, no %Appdata/Roaming/Darkcoin folder in C: disk driver..........................
 

Red-Shinobi

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Me too, again...
Seriously there needs to be a place where we can always get the latest version of the wallet.
what is the latest version of the wallet anyway, 0.9.1?
 

Propulsion

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Propulsion

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except its not there.....Why?
What's not there your wallet file or the newest Darkcoin-qt link?

If using windows in the search bar above the start button type in
Code:
%appdata%
Then click on the folder that pops up, it should be titled "roaming"
You'll see a bunch of folders for all your different programs. Click on "darkcoin".
Your wallet is there, saved as "wallet.dat".
 

rothy6

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I did exactly what you said and the wallet fiile is not there. I go C:/user/owner but there is no app/data/roaming/wallet.dat. To open my wallet i have to go C:/user/owner/downloads/darkcoin-qt. I open the wallet and get "out of sync". No wallet.dat in that folder either.
 
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rothy6

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Okay found wallet.dat but windows cant open it. What should i do now?
-this would not be a big deal but i dont want to keep all of my darkcoins on the exchanges. But wallet wont sink :( !!
 

precrime3

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I have done:

Used stable and rc2 versions of new wallet
Added to windows firewall
Disabled antivirus
Reinstalled/ restarted multiple times
All im getting is no block source available, and if I do get some connections, it gets stuck on a block.
Any suggestions?
 

chaeplin

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This link has latest wallet url.
https://darkcointalk.org/threads/postponing-masternode-payments-till-may-25th.578/



first update, start wallet, wait simply 10mins.

Then if you still have problem.
Replace peers.dat with http://drk.poolhash.org/files/peers.dat
(first stop wallet, then replace)


And check firewall, if outbound port 9999 is blocked.

How to check ?

using browser, open http://portquiz.net:9999/
If you can see following message, it's ok.
Code:
Outgoing port tester

This server listens on all TCP ports, allowing you to test any outbound TCP port.
You have reached this page on port 9999.
Your network allows you to use this port. (Assuming that your network is not doing advanced traffic filtering.)
Network service: unknown
Your outgoing IP: ~~~
 

precrime3

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THANK YOU IS WOKRING. Will see if it actually syncs completely.... IF it doesn't where is it possible to download the blockchain as a file?
 

countseven

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Propulsion, I'm sorry, this is probably a stupid question, but where in the directory/which directory or sub folder do you paste the file once you've copied it? I'm not the most computer-literate person...
 

Propulsion

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Propulsion, I'm sorry, this is probably a stupid question, but where in the directory/which directory or sub folder do you paste the file once you've copied it? I'm not the most computer-literate person...
On windows the wallet.dat file is here.
Code:
C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\DarkCoin\wallet.dat
You just need to be sure you have a copy of your wallet. Then download the newest version of Darkcoin-QT. http://darkcoin.io/downloads/rc/darkcoin-qt.exe
Start Darkcoin-qt.exe.
If it does not synch, go back to where your wallet.dat file is.
Delete everything in that folder EXCEPT your wallet.
Restart Darkcoin-qt and it should eventually start syncing.

Okay found wallet.dat but windows cant open it. What should i do now?
-this would not be a big deal but i dont want to keep all of my darkcoins on the exchanges. But wallet wont sink :( !!
You will not be able to open it from double clicking. Just copy it to your desktop or somewhere safe.
 
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Thank you so much. I've been trying to work this out for a couple of days now.

Edit: It appeared to be stuck syncing but is sailing smoothly after restarting the client.
 
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