I am using the latest packaged binaries for Ubuntu - and running Stellar core (not the quick start) - with a connection to a PostgreSQL database. Two questions - 1) How long does it typically take to reach an initial state of synced? I keep checking the info url on my core instance - and it is showing Catching up. It has run for ~20 hours - and a count from the scphistory table shows 114,000+ records (and it keeps growing every few seconds).
2) Why are all of the other tables (other than scphistory) in the core database empty? Outside of a single record in the accounts table, other tables (e.g., trustlines, txhistory, offers, etc.) have 0 rows. Is this normal behavior?
Update, I am seeing this behavior on two different servers (one is a Windows VM in the cloud, and the other a Ubuntu Vm running at home). Having only the scphistory table populated is apparently not normal behavior, and probably points to some problem. Any ideas?
Another Update. After removing/reinstalling the stellar-core package on my Ubuntu VM, I now notice (in the log) that my http listener is not working - "Listening on 0.0.0.0.:11626 for HTTP".
So now I have two problems... Any ideas on how to fix the HTTP listener problem?
A 4th update.... I started over with Ubuntu 16.04, and was able to install the stellar-quickstart package. It started up without any problems, but I see the same behavior. The scphistory table keeps growing, none of the other tables do, and stellar core never reaches a status of synched. Very frustrating. Is anyone out there trying to run the latest version of core - something other than the Docker image?