Construct a linear, no-fork, best version of the Bitcoin blockchain. The scripts run using Python 3 but are compatible with Python 2.
Step 1: Download hash list
$ ./linearize-hashes.py linearize.cfg > hashlist.txt
Required configuration file settings for linearize-hashes:
rpcpasswordare not specified)
datadiris not specified)
Optional config file setting for linearize-hashes:
rev_hash_bytes: If true, the written block hash list will be byte-reversed. (In other words, the hash returned by getblockhash will have its bytes reversed.) False by default. Intended for generation of standalone hash lists but safe to use with linearize-data.py, which will output the same data no matter which byte format is chosen.
linearize-hashes script requires a connection, local or remote, to a
JSON-RPC server. Running
bitcoin-qt -server will be sufficient.
Step 2: Copy local block data
$ ./linearize-data.py linearize.cfg
Required configuration file settings:
output_file: The file that will contain the final blockchain. or
output: Output directory for linearized
Optional config file setting for linearize-data:
debug_output: Some printouts may not always be desired. If true, such output will be printed.
file_timestamp: Set each file's last-accessed and last-modified times, respectively, to the current time and to the timestamp of the most recent block written to the script's blockchain.
genesis: The hash of the genesis block in the blockchain.
input: bitcoind blocks/ directory containing blkNNNNN.dat
hashlist: text file containing list of block hashes created by linearize-hashes.py.
max_out_sz: Maximum size for files created by the
netmagic: Network magic number.
out_of_order_cache_sz: If out-of-order blocks are being read, the block can be written to a cache so that the blockchain doesn't have to be sought again. This option specifies the cache size. (Default:
rev_hash_bytes: If true, the block hash list written by linearize-hashes.py will be byte-reversed when read by linearize-data.py. See the linearize-hashes entry for more information.
split_timestamp: Split blockchain files when a new month is first seen, in addition to reaching a maximum file size (