I’m getting this fatal error trying to restart geth.
In dappnode, Geth is stuck on ‘restarting’. I’ve restarted / rebooted. The backup repository is doing its thing .
I found this thread Fatal: Failed to register the Ethereum service: gap (#492149) in the chain between ancients and leveldb · Issue #22374 · ethereum/go-ethereum · GitHub that looks identical to mine, and it looks like the suggestion is to resync geth… I thought I’d post here and see if any suggestions to fix. If I do need to resync, how do I do this on dappnode?
Just following up - what is recommended here? Should I delete the Geth Volume(s) or Remove / reinstall the Geth package? Will Prysm continue to run on the remote repository if I do that? What is safest way? I don’t want to blow anything up
Hi all, what do I do here? I’m still stuck using the remote repository and have have the error:
Status: Not available (using remote) - not available: Error: connect ECONNREFUSED 220.127.116.11:8545
Core DAppNode Packages versions
dappmanager.dnp.dappnode.eth: 0.2.42, branch: v0.2.43, commit: ec541936
vpn.dnp.dappnode.eth: 0.2.8, commit: f9a8743e
Disk usage: 33%
Im thinking of adding removedb flag in extra options and restarting Geth to rebuild db. OR, is it better to do within dappnode like deleting the Geth volume under packages > Geth > Volume > Geth > Remove a better way?
Am I on my own here? Should I add —removedb flag and restart geth or is there a better way within dappnode?
Hey seems like support is few and far between here. Sorry your having unresolved issues, I am in the same boat for the last few days. I am just a user so can’t be of much help but I do at least know how to delete geth and the Database and resync. If you got to the packages section of dappnode and select geth there is a trash can icon that will delete the geth package and ask you if you would also like to delete the database. Then you can redownload geth and resync. I believe this is the correct way to do it.
The other note I have is are you using a remote node like infura or similar in prysm? Its an easy setup, just need a free account on their website. It is my understanding that prysm only needs the eth1 node when it is selected to be a block proposer. So if you don’t have that setup you will do attestations fine but when it comes to a block proposal you will miss it and lose out on those potential funds.
Hopefully someone more knowledgeable then us can chime in on our issues soon.
Looks like you and I have a similar issue. I don’t see anything wrong with my drives - 2 x 2tb ssds. Geth is stuck ‘RESTARTING’ in dappnode. I have been using the repository source now for about a month. Prysm is working just fine and attestations and block proposals have been fine, so I haven’t been panicked about fixing it. When I have a block of time to re-visit this, I will update this thread with any resolution.
I’m leaning towards starting Geth up with -removedb flag as I don’t want to trash the keystore:
Geth’s blockchain and state databases can be removed with:
This is useful for deleting an old chain and sync’ing to a new one. It only affects data directories that can be re-created on synchronisation and does not touch the keystore.
Source: Backup & Restore | Go Ethereum
you talking about your eth 2 validator key store? Think that should be in prysm and has nothing to do with geth, but I could be mistaken.
I had kept putting this issue off as everything was working fine with the fallback remote repository. The solution turned out to be super simple, so I wanted to update here in case others had the same issue. I just went to Geth->Volume and trashed the Geth Volume. At the time it was about 600gb. Restarted Geth, and now I’m resyncing from block 1. Seems like everything is a-ok so far. If I don’t get a full sync or if anything blows up, will update.