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The public ledger adds a new entry every 3-5 seconds. So I am worried it might grow too big for normal users to run a node. How big is the current ledger and how much is it expected to grow each year?

  • By "how big" you mean how much data storage it takes? – David M. Jan 18 '18 at 16:47
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Some numbers (updated 2018-03-07)

Public network:

  • Total ledger count at current moment: 16679182
  • Core database size (fully synced): 27 GB
  • Horizon database size (fully synced): 30 GB

Test network:

  • Total ledger count at current moment: 7780773
  • Core database size (fully synced): 10 GB
  • Horizon database size (fully synced): 14 GB
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    The only thing missing is how big is history archive. I don't have a full history to check that. – umbrel Jan 19 '18 at 0:00
  • What exactly are the values meaning for ledger count? Is it each time the ledger gets settled (every 3-5 seconds)? Thanks for any help. – John Murphy Jan 16 at 9:33
  • Yes, exactly. New ledger is generated each SCP round. stellar.org/developers/guides/concepts/ledger.html – Orbit Lens Jan 16 at 14:37
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Won't be able to tell exact number, but this is not an issue.

Stellar has different levels of participation. Only archiver and full validator nodes publish archive and maintain full history.

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Also this archive doesn't need to be stored on the server, it can be published to S3 bucket or any other cloud storage.

Nodes keep current state of the network and can be configured how many ledgers to maintain using stellar-core configuration option CATCHUP_RECENT.

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