ColossusXT In-Wallet Bootstrap Guide

ColossusXT
2019-01-15 00:24

When ColossusXT wallets are newly installed or reset, they must download a local copy of the entire ColossusXT blockchain from masternodes on the COLX network. This download is intentionally throttled to prevent network saturation and can take a significant amount of time.

To help users through this process, the ColossusXT development team has created an In-Wallet Bootstrap feature, available starting in version 1.2.0. This feature can automatically download and install a recent archived copy of the COLX database from a cloud-based location outside of the COLX network itself. This decreases synchronization times from hours to minutes, without impacting the COLX network.

Note: The manual bootstrap process is still available for users as well. This can sometimes be needed if the wallet won't open due to database corruption.

To use the in-wallet bootstrap, click on Tools, Blockchain Bootstrap:

Mac Users: This option is located in the menu bar at the top of the screen

 

Option 1: Auto Bootstrap From The Cloud

This option will automatically download and install a copy of the COLX database from the cloud.

Select "Bootstrap from the Cloud", then click "Run".

A status bar will appear, tracking the progress of the bootstrap download. This will complete much quicker than stadard wallet synchronization!

 Once the download completes, it will automatically extract and install the blockchain database files. When it completes, you will be prompted to restart your wallet:

Restart your wallet, and allow synchronization to complete.

 

Option 2: Auto Bootstrap From Predownloaded Archive

Select the "Bootstrap from a file" option, then click the browse  button  , locate the bootstrap archive on your computer, and click Run to continue.

When installation completes, you will be prompted to restart your wallet:

Restart your wallet, and allow synchronization to complete.

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