It is not a laptop, its a server, doing nothing else. I created this machine specifically in this datacenter because syncing on my laptop for the last week did not work. I thought maybe if I put it on a server, directly connected to the internet, where it wasn’t having any competition with any other resources, and I could run it under a screen session would change things, but it has not.
I’m pretty sure it has nothing to do with hardware, memory, or network speed.
Has anyone here tried to sync the zcash blockchain from the beginning any time recently? I asked my friend who runs a datacenter in europe to do this, and he is having the same results.
Is there some bootstrap I can do, like download 90% of the existing blockchain from somewhere, so I can sync the rest? All I want to do is check my balance, but after 36 hours I’m only at 3%, this will take months.