How to deploy a Steem Witness node by Docker?
Recently there are some new users coming in Steem ecology and they want to build their witness nodes.
I wrote a simple tutorial to tell people how to deploy it long long ago (https://steemit.com/steem/@ety001/a-simple-tuturial-for-a-dockerize-steem-witness-deployment).
This tutorial uses a tool bash which were wroten by Someguy123. In my tutorial I just use this tool bash
./run.sh start command. Other commands were not tested by me, so I didn't write into my tutorial.
But people always get in confused. They always ask me why
./run.sh install command runs failed or why
./run.sh dlblocks runs failed, etc....
I didn't tell you to run those commands. That means these commands are not fully testd by me. I am not responsible for these.
Well. That's why I decide to write a new tutorial without using Someguy123's bash tool.
BTW, please learn some base knowledge of Docker before you decide to deploy witness node by Docker. That will save everyone's time. I don't think explaining every docker command mean is my job.
Please do this tutorial under the
- A Linux OS
- Get in root user environment. All commands need be done under root.
# mkdir -p /data/steem/data/blockchain
Prepare blockchain data
You could get my backup blockchain data from here: https://files.steem.fans/.
- If you want to replay blockchain data, just download
block_logfile. Replay data will takes a long time.
# wget https://files.steem.fans/data/block_log_20220714.tar.gz # gzip -d block_log_20220714.tar.gz # mv block_log /data/steem/data/blockchain/
- If you don't want to replay blockchain data, download
# wget https://files.steem.fans/data/steem_witness_20220714.tar.lz4 # tar --use-compress-program=lz4 -xf steem_witness_20220714.tar.lz4 -C /data/steem/data
Notice: maybe the file name contains another date tag. Please refer to https://files.steem.fans.
Prepare sign private key
# docker run -it --rm \ steemit/steem:0.23.x-mira \ /usr/local/steemd/bin/get_dev_key STM your_random_str
your_random_str by a strong random string.
Prepare config file
# wget https://gist.githubusercontent.com/ety001/42aee2d6f32be4baaf55a6f45efd87a9/raw/dce400d1626ed6097ef1646256b4c7f7ed69f3c6/config_witness.ini # mv config_witness.ini /data/steem/data/config.ini
/data/steem/data/config.ini and add
private-key = config into it.
- If you want to replay, do this command below:
# docker run -itd \ --name witness \ -p 2001:2001 \ -v /data/steem/data:/steem \ ety001/steem-mira:0.23.1 \ steemd --data-dir=/steem --replay-blockchain
- If you don't want to replay, do this command below:
# docker run -itd \ --name witness \ -p 2001:2001 \ -v /data/steem/data:/steem \ ety001/steem-mira:0.23.1 \ steemd --data-dir=/steem
Check Node Log
# docker logs -f --tail 100 witness
You could edit the
tailparam to show more info.
# docker network disconnect bridge witness # docker stop -t 600 witness # docker rm witness
One more thing
If you replay blockchain data by yourself, please remember to restart node without the
--replay-blockchain param after replaying finished.
Any issue, please leave a message for me.
Thank you for reading. I'm a witness. You could find more on my site https://steem.fans
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Thank you for the new tutorial.
One day I'll take the time to set up a node too :-)
I've been looking for the latest instructions for days. There are many, but not up to date. I'll try to create a seed node with your tutorial as soon as I've downloded. Unfortunately, the download rate is very low. Would it be possible to send the data quickly? if so, I would be very happy.
Thank you for the great guide, I hope it works.
I had no success with someguy's steem-docker, it hangs when replaying.
Since I'm using a cheap big storage vps, there's nothing I can do to increase my VPS network speed.
I think you can buy a cheap VPS located in US West as a transfer proxy to download.
Hello @ety001 dear friend
I would first like to thank you for the great tutorial.
FullNode works. https://api.campingclub.me/
I tested function here https://fullapis.herokuapp.com/
I would also like to thank @steem-supporter his tutorial just helped me so much https://steemit.com/witness-category/@steem-supporter/installing-a-full-api-server-with-hf-version -0-23-1-with-mira
A big thank you and @steem-supporter
Now I will test for a week
Since tonight I have had a problem with my witness node.
The server was not accessible for some time and apparently there was also a problem with the database during the restart:
I'm going to try a replay_blockchain first. That will probably take a little while.
Or would you recommend downloading a current block_log right away and using that?
I suggest you remove all broken data and then downlaod the block data with status data and restart the witness node.
Download only block_log and replaying it by yourself would take a very long time.
Thank you. I better load the steem_witness file from your server then.
Edit: I got it. I removed the data in the
blockchaindirectory and restart the node with the new data. Thank you again! :-)
How to access wallet cli this tutorial?
And should I type the private key of my private-key partitions?
Sorry, I'm not using cli wallet. I can't give you any suggestion about it.