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When running on a rotating harddrive benefit from LVM caching on a SSD?

The way that Monero's decoy selection works is that each time a wallet constructs a ring signature, it randomly selects requests X ring members from the database and does the necessary proofs. This ...
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Does Monero require SSD for decent performance once it finishes the initial synchronization?

It doesn't require SSD to sync, but it will be much slower on HDD, where the bottleneck is random read performance. Every transaction has one or more inputs of which every input has a ring of the real ...
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Monerod - inital sync running for 7 days with 27% to go. Is this normal?

With default settings and using an internally attached SSD, synchronization typically takes less that 12 hours, though this obviously varies based on your internet bandwidth and machine spec. If you'...
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Consistent Seg Fault at 2850800 blocks

This is likely the same issue as described in this GitHub issue: issues/8657. If you installed Monero via homebrew (or another third party package manager) you will likely be building / installing a ...
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How does running a node benefit the network?

How does running a node benefit the network? See the following: Support the Network Run a Node An easy and effective way to help the Monero network is to run a node. Nodes ensure the network keeps ...
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How to configure the daemon to use a remote node?

When running your own daemon, current space used in this recent answer: An unpruned database ~170 GiB, pruned ~60 GiB. A wallet using a remote node uses minimal disk space, but it still uses network ...
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What is the expected size of the data.mdb file (May 2023)?

An unpruned database ~170 GiB, pruned ~60 GiB.
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How do I get my Cake Wallet to sync?

If no nodes work at all, then it is probably an issue with your internet provider blocking connections to the nodes. You can try a VPN, using Tor, or a different network connection. https://guides....
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