I am using following command to query node. ./cardano-cli query utxo --address $(cat payment.addr) --testnet-magic 1097911063 Getting the Faucets in preview testnet by the following site https://docs.cardano.org/cardano-testnet/tools/faucet The funding gets successful, also i can see the transaction hash on https://preview.cexplorer.io/tx ,But not getting faucets on node query. Although my node is also synced to 64% with Alonzo era. Kindly guide me what i am missing. Also i am using the latest cardano-node version ie. 1.35.4

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First, in order to be able to query your address after you just used the faucet, the node must be in sync (100%). The version 1.35.4 is correct, it is the only one that will sync your node to 100%. Second, if you are on the preview testnet, the testnet magic is 2. The testnet magic 1097911063 is for the legacy testnet.

  • Hi thanks for your answer, ill check it again when it gets 100% synced. Also i checked my testnet magic from db created which shows me 1097911063. And if i query the node with magic 2 then it gives me error of "cardano-cli: HandshakeError (Refused NodeToClientV_13 "version data mismatch: NodeToClientVersionData {networkMagic = NetworkMagic {unNetworkMagic = 1097911063}} /= NodeToClientVersionData {networkMagic = NetworkMagic {unNetworkMagic = 2}}")"
    – duaa azhar
    Dec 23, 2022 at 8:15
  • If your magic in the db folder is 1097911063, then you are on the legacy testnet, not on preview. Dec 23, 2022 at 9:12
  • To switch to preview, you need to stop the node, download the configuration files for preview from here: book.world.dev.cardano.org/environments.html, delete the db folder and start your node. Also, 1.35.4 will never sync the legacy testnet to 100%. Only 1.35.2 will sync it to 100%. Dec 23, 2022 at 9:14
  • Yah, I have tried the prepod testnet also, but its syncing doesn't go beyond 0.01% even after a whole day. With that syncing speed i am unable to get any faucets. Can you please recommend its solution. I have also tried cardano 1.35.3 (preview and also preprod), but again its not syncing enough then how can i get faucets and proceed with that?
    – duaa azhar
    Dec 24, 2022 at 16:59
  • Syncing on preview and preprod should be a matter of minutes, you are probably doing something wrong. For preview and preprod use 1.35.4, 1.35.3 will still go for a while for preprod, but not for preview. You should check the logs to see what the problem is. If you are not starting your node as a systemd service, take a look at the tutorial I wrote here: apexpool.gitbook.io/stake-pool-scripts/running-a-cardano-node To see the logs if you set it like I described, run: journalctl -f -n 50 -u cardano-node.service Dec 24, 2022 at 20:27

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