Hello, for a few days now, I’ve been trying to synchronize the zcashd node and I’m experiencing intermittent progress. The first day, after leaving my PC on for 8 hours I managed to sync it at 14%, the second day I got to 15%, the third day in 6 hours I got to 79%, and now for 2 days I have been stuck at 80%. Do you have any idea why there are these swings or how to improve performance?
You can try using -ibdskiptxverification switch, but it won’t do miracles since you’ve probably reached blocks full of spam txes.
Keep going. 80-90% is the rough part it will improve after some time.