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Prerequisites

Prerequisites #

One (1) processor core dedicated to each node service

8 TB and a maximum of 24 TB of available space per node
Minimum of 550 GB with no maximum of available space per node

16+ TB of unmetered bandwidth available per month; unlimited preferred
Minimum of 2 TB of bandwidth available per month

100 Mbps bandwidth upstream
Minimum of 5 Mbps bandwidth upstream

100 Mbps bandwidth downstream
Minimum of 25 Mbps bandwidth downstream

✅ Uptime (online and operational) of 99.5% per month
Minimum uptime (online and operational) of 99.3% per month, max total downtime of 5 hours monthly

System Requirements #

Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 or later.

If you are currently running a storage node on Windows using the Docker desktop, it will require good monitoring. If you are still running a node with Docker, your node may go offline randomly and require restarting your node, so it is recommended you switch to the Windows GUI. Learn more about Docker issues.

CentOS - A maintained version of CentOS 7

Debian - 64-bit version of one of these Debian or Raspbian versions:

  • Buster 10
  • Stretch 9 (stable) / Raspbian Stretch

Fedora - 64-bit version of one of these Fedora versions:

  • 28
  • 29

Ubuntu - 64-bit version of one of these Ubuntu versions:

  • Cosmic 18.10
  • Bionic 18.04 (LTS)
  • Xenial 16.04 (LTS)
Make sure you use static mount for your hard drive via /etc/fstab

macOS Sierra 10.12 and newer macOS releases are supported

Mac hardware must be a 2010 or newer model

VirtualBox prior to version 4.3.30 cannot be installed. If you have a newer version of VirtualBox installed, it’s fine.

Running a node on macOS will require good monitoring. Due to issues with Docker, your node may go offline randomly and require restarting your node. Learn more.

Internet Connection #

It is highly recommended to have your Storage Node connected via LAN instead of WiFi to ensure a consistent and stable connection.

Power Supply #

If you live in a location where power outages or brownouts are a frequent occurrence, please consider protecting your hardware, including the equipment you run your node on, as well as your router/modem, with an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS). This would help protect against damage to your hardware and against the corruption of your database resulting from abrupt shutdowns, which could lead to the unrecoverable loss of your node.

Keep your node updated #

Where can I check for a new version?

Using a Remote Connection #

What if I'm using a remote connection?