Block Node & Relay node talking to each other (how do i keep them talking)

I ran the script startRelayNode1.sh & startBlockProducingNode.sh from the Coin Cashew guide

my block and relay are talking to each other:

My GLive:

Cardano Node - (Relay - Mainnet) : 1.25.1 [9a7331cc] <
┌────────────────────────┬────────────┬────────────────────────┐
│ Uptime: 00:06:57 │ Port: xxxx│ Guild LiveView v1.19.4 │
│------------------------└────────────┴────────────────────────┤
│ Epoch 12 [86.4%] (node) │
│ 2d 11:35:57 until epoch boundary (chain) │
│ ▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▌▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖ │
│ │
│ Block : 277817 Tip (ref) : 22422243 │
│ Slot : 18656 Tip (node) : 277856 │
│ Density : 100.000 Status : syncing (1.2%) │
│--------------------------------------------------------------│
│ Processed TX : 0 Out / In │
│ Mempool TX/Bytes : 0 / 0 Peers : 1 0 │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
TG Announcement/Support channel: t.me/guild_operators_official

When I close my SSH terminal on the relay it stops the syncing. How do I keep it running in the background?

Hi - either use nohup to put the process into headless mode
nohup startRelayNode1.sh > startRelayNode1.log 2>&1 &

or create a service, which is a more complicated but more robust solution

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Thanks for that , one other issue I am having is my “systemd” scripts dont seem to be doing anything, I get a blank response and don’t see my node running when I issue the commands:

sudo systemctl start cardano-node

Also I’m not using the standard “cardano-node run” command I’m using that ./startblockproducernode.sh

the file is
DIRECTORY=/home/xxx/cardano-my-node
PORT=xxxx
HOSTADDR=0.0.0.0
TOPOLOGY={DIRECTORY}/mainnet-topology.json DB_PATH={DIRECTORY}/db
SOCKET_PATH={DIRECTORY}/db/socket CONFIG={DIRECTORY}/mainnet-config.json

cardano-node run --topology {TOPOLOGY} --database-path {DB_PATH} --socket-path ${SOCKET_PATH} --h>

Never mind i see it right here ^

My socket disapeared after running that in my db folder :o

so what was the actual command you executed?

nohup cardano-node run --topology {TOPOLOGY} --database-path {DB_PATH} --socket-path {SOCKET_PATH} --host-addr {HOSTADDR} --port {PORT} --config {CONFIG} --shelley-kes-key {KES} --shelley-vrf-key {VRF} --shelley-operational-certificate ${CERT} nohup.out 2>&1

but you can use your script as well:
nohup startRelayNode1.sh > startRelayNode1.log 2>&1 &

okay I will try from the script

whats the purpose of adding the .log file?

the console output will be forwarded into that file - so later you can check any printout the script did