I’ve been running this command for nearly a week:
journalctl --unit=cardano-node --follow
and I’m seeing this kind of outcome: hp8:cardano.node.ChainDB:Notice:36] [2023-01-30 23:31:38.65 UTC] Chain extended, new tip: bd4468498f8755f5190640a350ad241862ca85f0a5a46ce2f7f14ea85c124a50 at slot 83555207
Is it syncing? Or is something else going on? It’s been nearly a week.
At the moment, assuming you’re up to here Setting Up Payment and Stake Keys - CoinCashew you’re just funding the address to start making transactions to be able to register your stake address. Given you haven’t registered your stake address, you don’t have any pledge to pledge yet. Throw 10ada at it (10,000,000 lovelace) and that will get you through the next steps.
And as @Zyroxa mentioned, you can stick to this thread for further questions.
Yes. But was trying to generate the pool.cert file to be copied to the block producer.
But upon going over info I saw on CoinCashew it looks like there’s conflicting instructions.
On this page
Critical Key Security Reminder: The only stake pool keys and certs that are required to run a stake pool are those required by the block producer. Namely, the following three files.
On block producer node
All other keys must remain offline in your air-gapped offline cold environment.
it says to copy the pool.cert to your “hot environment”. Does that mean the to the block producer, to $NODE_HOME? Is that what they mean by hot environment? If so, there’s more than those 3 files needed on the block producer.
Would it be possible to get a list of the files needed on the block producer, on the air gap, and on the relay? That would make it clearer than these instructions.
The pool.cert is only neded to register the pool via the transaction in rest of the instructions, so it isn’t “needed” for the block producer to run. Just to get the pool registered. After that, you could delete it/remove it from the BP.
In terms of finding the pool.cert, given you’re on the air-gapped machine, you might not have setup $NODE_HOME, so just look in the directory that you’re running this cardano-cli command in. It should be hiding there.
P.S. avoid any temptation to connect your air-gapped machine to the internet. It goes without saying, but there’s a few stories of people doing it anyway…
Updating Stake Pool Information.
OK, so I’m ready to update my stake pool info. Change the pledge too. And I’m following the instructions on Coincashew
Within there it states " Reminder : There is no requirement to pay the 500 ADA stake pool deposit again."
But the instructions seem identical to the instructions that I first went through in order to get things working.
Is this step below the step that determines that fee (the deposit fee)? If so, should I skip this part? And the following step because it seems to use the fee variable?