Storj.io: How to Get paid for that extra hardrive space you have laying around!
This is not an AD im just excited about this software and this is my journny getting started with it
Stats as of
Link Click Here
Enter your email
You'll get a a string that looks like this..
Generate a thing called a
Note they support raspberry pi!
You will need to do port forwarding (complicated but important ) on your router this is a advanced topic that is out of scope for this post. Port Forwarding - Node Operator
TIP: I'll plug this website if you are running a on a home network this might be of use to you. https://portforward.com/
For me unzip wasnt installed :/
Protip: use a tmux shell to let this run for a few hours then come back to it.
Mini Tmux Tutorial
Resource: Tactical tmux: by Daniel Miessler
apt install unzip apt install tmux tmux new -s GODTHISTAKESFOREVER curl -L https://github.com/storj/storj/releases/latest/download/identity_linux_amd64.zip -o identity_linux_amd64.zip unzip -o identity_linux_amd64.zip chmod +x identity sudo mv identity /usr/local/bin/identity
apt install tmux tmux new -s GODTHISTAKESFOREVER curl -L https://github.com/storj/storj/releases/latest/download/identity_linux_arm.zip -o identity_linux_arm.zip unzip -o identity_linux_arm.zip chmod +x identity sudo mv identity /usr/local/bin/identity
then Most difficult part ive got this wrong many times
b at the same time
2) release the two keys
d key quickly
NOTE: the order is important.
its abrivated in the `ctrl+b d` which does NOT mean
If video is more your speed:
Back to the tutorial
identity create storagenode
NOTE THIS WILL TAKE FOREVER!
For me its still running after writing the post up to this point. so like 1 hour for me.
if you want to have faster time i ended up paying for 1 hour on one of digital ocean's monster machines $600/m, which is $0.952/hour. so if you dont mind paying 1 buck, this is a good idea. WARNING: please remember to shut this shit down otherwise you will have a VERY large bill. Also NOTE to self, remember to shut it down so i dont get charged...(cringe face emoji) there goes my rent...
Running on monster machine
# it took only ~25 mins with the big monster machine
# What looks like when its finished
Copy the certs to your actual storage node pc
In my case it was a RPI 3 with attached storage
by oran collins