I am test restoring a Monero wallet.

./monero-wallet-cli --restore-deterministic-wallet

At this point:

Restore from specific blockchain height (optional, default 0),
or alternatively from specific date (YYYY-MM-DD): 2017-04-21
Error: specified date is in the future

I chose to restore from 2017-04-21 onwards. Obviously this date is not in the future and if I ask my computer, what date it is:

user@hostname:~$ date
Mon May 29 12:28:20 CEST 2017

he agrees.

What's going wrong here?

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I know now what the problem is: monerod is still syncing and above date is "in the future" because monerod did not get until 2017-04-21 yet ...


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