Solana validators restart network after a 7-hour outage

Solana Mainnet Beta lost consensus on Saturday after a large number of transactions (4 million per second, over 100gbps) hit the network.

Solana Validator successfully restarted the Proof of Stake blockchain network after 7 hours of downtime. update Posted today on May 1st.

“”The validator operator successfully completed a cluster restart in mainnet beta at 3:00 AM UTC after a downtime of approximately 7 hours after the network was unable to reach consensus.Network operators and dapps will continue to restore client services over the next few hours.. “

This is the second major outage for Solana, the PoS blockchain behind Ethereum for NFTs. Last September, the network went dark for 17 hours in a flood of other inbound transactions.

The bot sent 4 million transactions per second

According to details shared on Twitter, Solana went offline around 20:00 UTC on Saturday after the bot was flooded with 4 million transactions per second and 100 gbps of transaction data.

The transaction was primarily related to Metaplex CandyMachine, the NFT program that most new Solana projects use to create NFTs.

This huge demand for networks eventually prevented validators from reaching consensus. As a result, block production has ceased.

It was only after 7 hours that the Solana validator was able to adjust the restart. Instruction manual From one of the network validators. Due to Solana’s discord channel and a reboot processed via Google Docs instructions, the validator finally gained control in slot 131973970.

While the network is back online, Solana core developers are investigating why outages and validators could not be recovered.Metaplex publication Measures to “stabilize” the network.

SOL price

In the market, SOL, the native token of the Solana network, plummeted after the incident. SOL / USD traded to a low of $ 83.19 after a reboot and before a slight recovery.

The pair is currently changing hands at around $ 88.56, down about 5.6% in the last 24 hours as the broader crypto market fights sell-out pressure.

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