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Author: Eric Voskuil
To: veleiro, libbitcoin
Subject: Re: [Libbitcoin] libbitcoin fails to start and no error logs
Your logs are probably getting archived in to the default archive path (at shutdown). More info here:


Your start failure likely results from a hard shutdown of the server, resulting in store corruption. More info starting here:


BS is a server, not just a node. It provides a client-server query interface. It indexes every payment (and stealth) address, as well as the spender of every output so that it can satisfy arbitrary queries. A bitcoin node does provide these features. If you just want a node you should build BN, which has a comparable store size. More info here:


I don't recommend building from master, as this is our staging area for unreleased new feature work. The version3 branch contains the current release quality code (which is close to master currently).


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From: Libbitcoin [mailto:libbitcoin-bounces@lists.dyne.org] On Behalf Of veleiro@???
Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2017 8:55 AM
To: libbitcoin@???
Subject: [Libbitcoin] libbitcoin fails to start and no error logs


I'm having problems resuming my sync of mainnet blockchain. I build libbitcoin-server from master which reports at v4.0.0. I also cant seem to find the error logs. I changed the location in the config file from the default error_log = error.log to a static location that i could find with no luck.

Here's the only feedback that I get after running "bs". I dont want to reinitailize the blockchain because its already been syncing for days.

15:27:32.989303 INFO [server] ================= startup ==================
15:27:32.989341 WARNING [server] ================= startup ==================
15:27:32.989382 ERROR [server] ================= startup ==================
15:27:32.989396 FATAL [server] ================= startup ==================
15:27:32.989407 INFO [server] Using config file:
15:27:32.989425 INFO [server] Please wait while the server is starting...
15:27:32.989871 ERROR [node] Failure starting blockchain.
15:27:32.989903 ERROR [server] Server failed to start with error, operation failed.
15:27:32.989962 INFO [server] Please wait while the server is stopping...
15:27:32.990079 INFO [node] Server stopped successfully.

I was also wondering why the libbitcoin version of the blockchain seems much larger than Bitcoin Core by default. I'm almost at 150GB.
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