I'm new to mining and following a guide which said to run geth to sync the blockchain. It has been running for several hours and is now reporting:
I0927 18:46:02.592152 3948 chain_manager.go:722] imported 1 block(s) (0 queued 0 ignored) including 0 txs in 6.048234ms. #299257 [89f9d7a9 / 89f9d7a9]
Its doing this very slowly in 1 block chunks and was previously running much faster. Does this process complete with a message or has it slowed because I am now up to date?
System is Ubuntu 14.04, quad core CPU, 8 GB RAM. Fast broadband connection - 30GB/s
Also, can I stop the process and start where I left off later?