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goal node catchup

goal node catchup

Catchup the Algorand node to a specific catchpoint


Catchup allows making large jumps over round ranges without the need to incrementally validate each individual round. Using external catchpoints is not a secure practice and should not be done for consensus participating nodes.

If no catchpoint is provided, this command attempts to lookup the latest catchpoint from

goal node catchup [flags]


goal node catchup 6500000#1234567890ABCDEF01234567890ABCDEF0    Start catching up to round 6500000 with the provided catchpoint

goal node catchup --abort                   Abort the current catchup


  -x, --abort   Aborts the current catchup process

      --force   Forces fast catchup with implicit catchpoint to start without a consent prompt

  -h, --help    help for catchup

Options inherited from parent commands

  -d, --datadir stringArray   Data directory for the node

  -k, --kmddir string         Data directory for kmd


  • goal node - Manage a specified algorand node