xcash-blockchain-export

Use X-Cash Blockchain Export (xcash-blockchain-export) to create a raw file of the blockchain

Overview

This tool creates an export of the local blockchain version to a raw format.

This could be useful if you want to process blockchain efficiently with your custom tools, as the raw format is probably easier to work with than X-Cash's custom lmdb database. This can also be used to share the blockchain to others allowing them to download it quicker.

The tool works on your local copy of the blockchain and does not require xcashd running.

Syntax

./xcash-blockchain-export [options]

Example:

./xcash-blockchain-export --help

Running

Go to directory where you unpacked X-Cash.

./xcash-blockchain-export --stagenet --output-file=/tmp/blockchain.raw

Options

Help

Option

Description

--help

Enlist available options.

Pick network

Option

Description

(missing)

By default xcash-blockchain-export assumes mainnet.

--stagenet

Export stagenet blockchain.

--testnet

Export testnet blockchain.

Logging

Specifying the log file path is not supported.

Option

Description

--log-level

0-4 with 0 being minimal logging and 4 being full tracing. Defaults to 0. These are general presets and do not directly map to severity levels. For example, even with minimal 0, you may see some most important INFO entries. Example: ./xcash-blockchain-export --log-level=1

Input

Option

Description

--data-dir

Full path to data directory. This is where the blockchain, log files, and p2p network memory are stored. For defaults and details see data directory.

--database, --db-type

The default and only valid value is lmdb.

Output

Option

Description

--output-file

Specify output file path. The default is $DATA_DIR/export/blockchain.raw. Example: ./xcash-blockchain-export --output-file=/tmp/blockchain.raw

--blocksdat

Output in blocks.dat format.

--block-stop

Only export up to this block number. By default do the full export (value 0).