Software Updates

Ensure your storage node is getting pieces by keeping your software up to date.

Automatic Updates

You can set up automatic updates for your storagenode Docker container using watchtower. Watchtower will look for new updates to the Docker container on Docker Hub in a random interval between 12 and 72 hours and automatically update your storage node when it sees a new version.

First, please pull the latest watchtower image from docker:

docker pull storjlabs/watchtower

To set up auto-update for storagenode, please run the following command once:

docker run -d --restart=always --name watchtower -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock storjlabs/watchtower storagenode watchtower --stop-timeout 300s

If you want to double check that watchtower is properly running, you can run the following command

docker ps -a

You should see the "storjlabs/watchtower:latest" container with the uptime under the "status" column

Manual Updates

Please use manual updates only if the automatic update method was unsuccessful, or is unavailable for your node configuration.

1. Stop the running Storage Node container:

docker stop -t 300 storagenode

2. Remove the existing container:

docker rm storagenode

3. Pull the latest image from docker:

docker pull storjlabs/storagenode:latest

4. Start your storage node again by running the following command after editing WALLET, EMAIL, ADDRESS, STORAGE, <identity-dir>, and <storage-dir>: Running the Storage Node‚Äč

Previous versions of thedocker run storagenodecommand that used the -v rather than the --mount option will not work properly. Copy the updated command below.