updating to Dash Core version v0.16.1.1 (64-bit) updating the block chain problems

uniuniverse

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This is a very handsome tools window but I'm having problems. I just installed v16 and it started updating but I don't think any blockchain transactions are coming in. In Tools window/information/network/# of connections it sez 8 connections in:0, Out:8
- How come no blocks are coming in?
- Is 8 connections enuf?
-syncing headers % stays at 97.5%
- network traffic map has no data spikes (nothing is going on)

HOW COME I'M NOT GETTING CAUGHT UP?
SO WHAT IS NOT GOING ON HERE?

THX V, MUCH IN ADVANCE!!!!!
 

qwizzie

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Duplicate thread (see also https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/...ys-at-syncing-headers-97-5.51260/#post-225195), so you are getting a duplicate reply :

8 connections is good (max number), but maybe those connections need to be renewed.

step 1 : stop your wallet
step 2 : delete your peers.dat file from your Dash installation directory (rightclick on your desktop shortcut, click properties, click file location)
step 3 : make sure you are on Dash Core wallet version 0.16.1.1 (download from here : https://www.dash.org/downloads/)
step 4 : restart your wallet

Sometimes simply stopping and restarting your Dash Core wallet is enough to get the syncing of headers completed.
It also helps if your blockchain is on a SSD drive, instead of a HDD drive. Syncs faster is my experience.
If you are updating from a much older Dash Core wallet (v0.15 for example), you will also need to do a re-index.

After you get your wallet to completely sync its headers and its starts to sync blocks and after awhile possibly gets stuck at block 1379127, then reconsider block 1379127 :

dash-cli reconsiderblock 000000000000000afecd3ab8c45c69bcf9556a8b2c871cb15ed51d9457bd703d if you are on CLI
or just reconsiderblock 000000000000000afecd3ab8c45c69bcf9556a8b2c871cb15ed51d9457bd703d in the debug console of the UI.
Source : https://github.com/dashpay/dash/issues/3836

Block 1379127 is a block where the blockchain (intentionally) forked in the past, i think.