BP node died?

No matter how many times i change topology or config or port…

This is happening.


I noticed if i rename DB to DB.OLD it runs.

have i corrupted the DB? or does it just need to sit and wait countless hours?

if it helps i accidently installed Topologyupdater… i have now removed it… as i installed in my wrong terminal. Ever since then i think i killed it, I removed it and updated the original topology folder to the correct file settings


you can check whether a process died or not with ps -ef | grep <process-name>

$ ps -ef | grep cardano
user        6012     1  4 Apr30 ?        1-02:34:02 /home/user/cardano-node run --topology configs/mainnet-topology.json --database-path storage/ --socket-path storage/node.socket --host-addr --port 3001 --config configs/mainnet-config.json --shelley-kes-key kes.skey --shelley-vrf-key pool-keys/vrf.skey --shelley-operational-certificate node.cert

if there is a result that means the node is still running

thank you, I am having serious Memory issues on BP node, constantly stops and starts after 20 or so minutes, I am running 4gb with 2gb swap file.

yes, it is better to upgrade to 8Gb - from release nodes:

Minimum System Requirements

  • An Intel or AMD x86 processor with two or more cores, at 1.6GHz or faster (2GHz or faster for a stake pool or relay)
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 10GB of free storage (20GB for a stake pool)