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How to generate a snapshot

You can force a running nodeos instance to create a snapshot by using the create_snapshot RPC API call supported by the producer_api_plugin. This will create a snapshot file in the data/snapshots directory. Snapshot files are written to disk with the name pattern *snapshot-\<head_block_id_in_hex\>.bin*.

Snapshots Location

By default, snapshots are written to the data/snapshots directory relative to your nodeos data directory. See the -d [ --data-dir ] option.

If your nodeos instance is running locally, the below command will request nodeos to create a snapshot:

curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:8888/v1/producer/create_snapshot
Getting other blocks.log files

You can also download a blocks.log file from third party providers.