[Bitcoin-development] Running a full node

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Sat Nov 8 17:44:04 UTC 2014


On 8 November 2014 16:28, Daniel F <nanotube at gmail.com> wrote:

> > But I'd like to know what storage, RAM  and bandwidth resources are
> > needed. I guess that the problem is not the CPU.
>
> Hi Francis,
>
> Here are some rough guidelines for you, based on the statistics from my
> node:
>
> disk usage: about 30GB currently for the blockchain data. It'll only
> keep growing from here, but relatively slowly.
>

There's some statistics on this site:

https://blockchain.info/charts/blocks-size

It may be reasonable to assume 10GB growth a year.  When I was running a
full node I gave it a disk of 50GB.


>
> cpu usage: pretty much nothing, after you have synced the blockchain.
>
> ram usage: after it runs for a few months, my node gets up to using 1.5
> GB of ram or so.
>
> bandwidth usage: my node averages about 500GB of traffic per month, most
> of it outgoing.
>
> Hope that gives you a rough idea of what you can expect for running full
> node.
>
> Best,
> Daniel
>
>
>
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