lightning network – Pruned Bitcoind Backend for LND with txindex enabled for version > v0.13.0


I’m looking to prune a bitcoind node that will be used by LND.
From the LND commit recently by Kixunil.

Note that since version 0.13 pruned nodes are supported
although they cause performance penalty and higher network usage.

I ideally would want to delete all block data before ~March 2018.

  1. What are the bitcoin-cli cmd(s) to prune Bitcoind while txindex is enabled?
  2. Is it possible to avoid the potential “performance penalty and higher network usage“?

Edit: txindex is not compatible with pruned nodes in the generic sense. If you know a use case won’t require older blocks, is there a way to get the best of both worlds (meaning txindex enabled and removing old blocks).

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