If you already have a Waves full node synced to the correct chain, you can export the blockchain data.
You have to stop the node before starting export of blocks. To export existing blockchain to the binary file run following command. Export is quite a fast operation, but resulting binary file could additionally take up to 1/3 of
data folder size on disk.
java -cp waves-all-<version>.jar com.wavesplatform.Exporter [configuration-file-name] [output-file-name] [height]
Mainnet: sudo -u waves exporter /etc/waves/waves.conf [output-file-name] [height] Testnet: sudo -u waves-testnet exporter-testnet /etc/waves-testnet/waves.conf [output-file-name] [height]
If the parameter
height was not given, all blocks will be exported. Otherwise, only blocks up to that
height will be exported to the output file.
The output file name parameter is optional, name 'blockchain' is used by default. As a result, a file named '<output-file-name>-<height>' will be created in the current folder.
In order to fully rebuild the node's state, you have to remove the existing node's
data folder usually located in
On Linux it's in the
sudo rm -rdf /var/lib/waves[-testnet]/data