OnFinality Speeds up Node Deployments with Lightning Restore

2 min readMar 17, 2022

OnFinality, Polkadot’s leading blockchain infrastructure provider, is delighted to announce Lightning Restore, an incredible leap forward in dedicated node deployment process.

Instead of waiting hours, if not days, for nodes to sync with the latest blocks on the chain, OnFinality’s Lightning Restore reduces initial sync times down to seconds. OnFinality already supports Lightning Restore across most supported networks and in multiple regions allowing you to save time and money.

Lightning Restore automatically takes frequent backups of OnFinality’s managed nodes across the 30+ supported networks every few minutes. When you next deploy a dedicated node, OnFinality will automatically use this backup to perform Lightning Restore on your new node.

Next time you’re using OnFinality to deploy your new dedicated node, look for the “Lightning Restore” icon in the top right hand corner. Lightning Restore is only supported for certain node types and region combinations, and you must satisfy a certain minimum storage size. Look for a Lightning Restore icon when deploying a node and hover over the icon to view the supported node types.

Please note: Altering certain launch arguments, such as the pruning mode, could prevent Lightning Restore from being used

“OnFinality is incredibly proud of our latest innovation, which will save every network, partner and user time and money to deploy their nodes quickly and accurately. Our goal is to continue to develop our services and offerings with the best technology and people by supporting them with world-leading infrastructure so they can focus on innovation”

Gary Cashman, Head of Customer Success.

​​OnFinality’s mission is to support all blockchain teams in the world by providing critical infrastructure so they can focus on their core business. By leveraging OnFinality’s expertise in infrastructure, teams who use Lightning Restore can deploy new nodes, fully-synced and ready for their users dApps within minutes.

You can access the new Lightning Restore feature through app.onfinality.io

About OnFinality

OnFinality is a SaaS platform that provides infrastructure and developer tools that saves developers hours and allows teams to grow with confidence. Our mission is to help blockchain and dApp developers build the decentralised future faster.

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