Easy Node's Post Install Tips

Here's a few things to know and check up on after you get setup on Findora.

Backup Key Files

Backup the following files, run cat <filename> to see the contents or use an sFTP program to transfer them to a secure location. These contain private information, do not share!!!

# Wallet recovery files
tmp.gen.keypair
node.mnemonic
# Validator information file, this one can be recreated but handy to save
staker_memo

Backup all files inside of the following folder as well:

# Validator recovery file
/data/findora/mainnet/tendermint/config/

Common Commands

The most commonly used commands and how to find the rest that may be needed.

Check Logs

Run the following to follow along live with your logs:

docker logs -f findorad

Check Signing

Run the following on console on your server to show the latest stats.

fn show

FN Show Info

Check Status

If the following commands return status messages without any errors, then your node has been successfully configured and started:

curl 'http://localhost:26657/status'
curl 'http://localhost:8669/version'
curl 'http://localhost:8668/version' # Only if you set the 'ENABLE_LEDGER_SERVICE'
curl 'http://localhost:8667/version' # Only if you set the 'ENABLE_QUERY_SERVICE'

Validator Updates

See this page for tips on updating the validator containers.

There's 2 scripts on the page but we only need this one:

Safety Clean

After you've installed the Findora software and are active on the blockchain, this is the only script you need to run going forward for upgrades. If you run the original script it will wipe your files and re-image your system causing you to miss blocks which costs your validator delegator pool .3 Findora per missed block at this point. Become familiar with this as they update on a regular basis.

No changes need to be made to this file, good to go as is.

Updating Dashboard Info

Simply edit your staker_memo file and then re-send the following command:

fn staker-update -M "$(cat staker_memo)"

If you would like to change your commission simply add the -R flag and your new rate, this is an example to set it to 5% commission:

fn staker-update -M "$(cat staker_memo) -R 0.05"

Resources

Findora SmartStake Stats