On Windows the blockchain is stored in C:\ProgramData\bitmonero\lmdb. It's a hidden folder, but if you simply copy paste aforementioned path into your Windows explorer it will go to it. The folder contains your blockchain (data.mdb).
In addition to pebx's answer, note that the default directory on Windows is %programdata%\bitmonero at least in v10.0. Move this entire directory to drive of your choosing and then run the command described:
monerod.exe --data-dir D:\desired\path\to\your\blockchain
If you ran Monero v.9.4 or prior, you can also save space by deleting the entire LMDB ...
As someone who runs both Windows and Linux, I'd say that there is no bad choice but there certainly are better ones for specific use cases.
Casual use: Windows - no need to dual boot or learn a new OS. Mining, running a full node work fine.
Competitive mining: Linux for superior performance
Storing funds: Linux for superior security. (Still requires sane ...
As far as I know, the current blockchain is compatible across different operating system as long as they have the same "amount of bits", i.e., 64 bit to 64 bit systems or 32 bit to 32 bit systems would work, but 32 bit to 64 bit systems wouldn't work.
If this doesn't work there is a second option. That is, you can export on your Linux system using the ...
There is no publicly available reason as far as I know, but compiling on Windows is usually a bit more difficult to compiling on OSX and certainly on Linux. However, Ilya Kitaev has provided Windows build instructions in one of his branches. The instructions have, at the time of writing, not been PRed to master yet. The Windows compile instructions can be ...
That's a pretty broad question...
If you just want to run a full node, I would recommend some (small) VPS on Linux, since even 20GB of storage space will be enough and you will be able to run it with any amount of RAM will be OK for that purpose.
If you want to mine and involve your GPU, I would prefer Windows, since GPU drivers are usually better than on ...
If you run the provided binaries, it should be the same on all platforms, whereas if you plan to build from source, it's easier to use docker.
I find it easier to use docker on linux over windows because there is no need to add a port forwarding to the VM.
BTW, you don't need a dedicated hardware. Once the blockchain is fully synced, it doesn't consume ...
On Windows, this can actually be done fairly simply. These options are slightly technical, but not terribly difficult, and only have to be done once. There are a couple quick ways.
Option 1 - Make a copy of the shortcut link used for launching the GUI (or monerod). Then right-click the copied shortcut to edit the shortcut's properties; and then add at ...
sweep_all sends all outputs to the address you specify.
However, 0.003315200000 is smaller than the smallest fee, so it is not actually spendable by itself, you'd need other outputs to increase the total so that minimum fee can be paid.
It is much harder to compile software for Windows than it is for GNU/Linux or MacOSX. Instructions do exist in one of Ilya Kitaev's GitHub forks, but they haven't been merged yet at time of writing. They are copied (almost verbatim) below:
Install msys2, follow the instructions on that page on how to update packages to the latest ...
You can't say in general, since it depends on too many factors like exact hardware configuration, OS distribution and version, driver version eg.
From my experience, you will get slightly better results with GPU mining on Windows than on Linux. This is mainly because of much better driver support for modern GPU chips on Windows. However, if you are very ...
While syncing the blockchain, the Monero daemon generates a lot of disk IO calls to create its database, and HDDs are pretty slow at that compared to SSDs.
I'm not sure if there's a reliable way to limit the disk IO rate per process on Windows, but you could try to open the Task Manager and set the priority of the monerod process to "Low". It might improve ...
Windows also has a built-in command-line tool to check hashes.
First, using Windows Explorer, navigate to the folder to which you downloaded monero-win-x64-v0.10.3.0.zip.
Then, shift + right-click somewhere on the background (don't select any files) and select Open command window here.
You'll be presented with the console which will start in the same ...
There is nothing out ATM but here's how you would go about making one.
Here's what would need to be done for that script/program;
It would need to start on boot (simple)
It would need to detect when you are 100% idle
That being said, it shouldn't be that hard to create.
Using VB or C# you would do something like this
That may be a problem if you're trying ...
The easiest to use would probably be Windows, where all you need to do is download the .zip, extract it, and then run bitmonero.exe. It will take a little while to sync with the network on any OS (mostly depending on hard drive speed), but once it is synced, it uses only a small amount of resources.
If you intend to use the computer only for Monero, it is ...
The GUI is now able to directly generate a Ledger Monero wallet. Thus, please see this Q&A:
How do I generate a Ledger Monero wallet with the GUI (monero-wallet-gui)?
We first have to ensure that we're sufficiently prepared. This entails the following:
This guide assumes you have already initialized your Ledger wallet and thus generated a 24 word ...
Why use one software when you can utilise Virtual machines on existing software that you are currently running.
I personally use oracle VM VirtualBox (no affiliation just my software that I use).
Its not to hard to get to grips with, just watch a few youtube videos and you will pick it up quickly if you are computer technically minded.
The current LMDB blockchain is compatible across operating systems. Just copy the files and use them directly. The new one in 0.10 is also compatible across 32/64 bit architectures. That is, the format is identical across ARM32/ARM64/x86/x86_64/Windows/Linux/Android/iOS/etc. There is nothing to convert.
Download and install the Quick Hash GUI
Open the program, select SHA256 then select file and find monero-win-x64-v0.10.3.0.zip in your downloads folder
If you receive the following output you will know that the hash matches the GPG signed message listing the correct SHA256 sums
Another option is using a symbolic link, in Windows it's done with the mklink command:
First make sure monero gui (and daemon) are stopped.
Move the lmdb folder from C:\ProgramData\bitmonero to its new destination (here D:\Monero\Blockchain).
(might work with the whole bitmonero folder moved and a bitmonero link in ProgramData, not tested this way as i don't ...
Did you follow the instructions noted in the answer to this question?
How do I use a computer with a wallet to access a headless node at my home?
I notice you mentioned --daemon-address as opposed to --daemon-host. I'm not sure if both those addresses work and are interchangeable.
Make sure you have the latest binaries from the official website. Download and extract these. Make a shortcut of monerod.exe. If you would like to run the daemon with certain parameters, create a .bat file and then create a shortcut of the .bat file instead. You can create a shortcut of a file by right clicking a file and then clicking Create a ...
That's not an error. Looks normal to me :)
The first line is starting with INFO, and it's just telling you which kind of events will get logged.
Also, I suggest creating a shortcut to monerod.exe, and adding --block-sync-size 10 to it, as below. Seems to be a cure-all for slow sync.