"Backup" Node

Our notes on running a 2nd server for redundancy

Backup Server

A backup node is no longer recommended by Harmony. Please discontinue having duplicate nodes when possible. You can still have a 2nd server ready to take over but running dual nodes will be disallowed soon.

So you're going to do it anyways

Backup Server Setup

Run another server using the same .key & .pass files as the first To run a backup node complete the same setup with the following changes:

  • Import your wallet instead of creating one.
  • Copy your key and pass files over from your other server into your ~/harmony/.hmy/blskeys folder.