I just built a node using a Pi4 4GB I had surplus, it is in an ArgonOne M.2 case with a 1TB SATA SSD. Yes, I know that this is not ideal spec but was available.
The build and Start9 installation were a non-event. I have installed four services but stopped all but Bitcoin Core as the sync has slowed to almost nothing.
The server is running over 10 days on a fast fiber & hard wiered network connection and is slowly creeping towards 34%. I have read the posts on the “…sync keeps tiing out…” thread and there is nothing there to help. Service settings in Bitcoin Core are default including threads and worker queue per recommended (16 and 128)
Anybody care to sugest a problem or some diagnostic I can use to spot the issue. FYI: I have SSH keys to reach >_
Hi @GryKyo - on that hardware, which yes, is far from ideal, the sync is going to take perhaps another 3 to 4 weeks by my estimate. When you get to 90%, you’ll be a little more than halfway through.
The message you are seeing about the sync timing out is related to the amount of RAM you have. You can ignore it so long as the logs of Bitcoin Core show blocks coming in (UpdateTip over and over).
There’s not much you’re going to be able to do other than wait.
I had an 8GB Raspberry Pi land in the post this morning. Does anybody know if there are settings written to configuration during first start that I would have to edit if I change out the 4GB Pi for this new 8GB unit?
Thanks in advance
…and I am back to answer my own question just in case anybody is curious to know.
Vastly different performance. The sync has gone from about 2-3 blocks per minute to over 40 per minute. I guess this will slow by the time it gets towards the more recent blocks but at least I can look forward to hosting the full bitcoin core before 2024
You should expect about a 1 week sync time on an 8GB Pi last time I tested.