About XTZ-shots

What is this ?

Tezos is a proof-of-stake blockchain.

This website helps people operating Tezos nodes to synchronize to the head of the chain, so they are operational faster.

New snapshots are uploaded twice a day.

This project was sponsored by a grant from the Tezos foundation.

How to use

We are the first snapshot website to provide permalinks: URLs that never change and reliably point to a recent snapshot.

For example, to download a recent full snapshot of Tezos mainnet, simply do:

wget https://mainnet.xtz-shots.io/full

More details can be found in the snapshot page.

Tezos node version

We display the Tezos node version used for snapshot generation. For best results, use the same version to import your snapshot. The snapshot format may have changed.

How does it work ?

The snapshot generation engine is deployed on Google Kubernetes Engine.

All source code is open source so anyone can deploy a separate snapshot generator setup in the cloud.

Brought to you by MIDL.dev

We are MIDL.dev, a blockchain infrastructure company.

We maintain the Tezos Suite of open-source software projects to deploy secure bakers and nodes.

Contact us if you need help with:

  • becoming a validator
  • deploying your private chain based on Tezos
  • generating snapshots for your private chain


Users are solely responsible for any risks associated with usage of the Tezos network. Users should do their own research to determine if Tezos is the appropriate platform for their needs and should apply judgement and care in their network interactions.

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