Node Successfully Started but Sync Time Increasing

I am trying to sync my testnet node but Sync Time is increasing instead of tending towards 0.

I have run
./goal node start -d ~/node/testnetdata

and get

Algorand node was already started!
Algorand node successfully started!

but each time I run
./goal node status -d ~/node/testnetdata

Sync Time increases

Syncing testnet will take some time. Can you output what you are getting with goal node status?

Last committed block: 2967646

Time since last block: 0.0s

Sync Time: 14736.8s

Last consensus protocol:

Next consensus protocol:

Round for next consensus protocol: 2967647

Next consensus protocol supported: true

Genesis ID: testnet-v1.0

Genesis hash: SGO1GKSzyE7IEPItTxCByw9x8FmnrCDexi9/cOUJOiI=

I started it overnight last night

As long as the reported last committed block increases faster than 1 block / 4s, you will eventually sync with the network.

If you want to develop on Algorand quickly, you may consider to use which uses snapshots and hence allow syncing almost instantaneously. However, this method should not be used in production.

I may be wrong, but I think Sync Time is a timer of how long you’ve been syncing, rather than an estimation of how much time remains to sync.