My question is about transitioning from the test-network to the public network. I am curious about whether there is a standard procedure to follow, not only in terms of configuration, but also in terms of resetting databases and clearing out buckets, logs, etc.
Here is a more detailed description of my issue: I finally built Horizon and Stellar-core from source on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and successfully configured both for the test network. Since both instances were up and running on the test network yesterday, I decided to go to the next level and configure them for the public network today.
To switch to the public network, the
stellar-core.cfg, or in other words the Stellar TOML file, has to be edited. One particularly important option is the
NETWORK_PHRASE. The value for this option should be set to:
NETWORK_PHRASE="Public Global Stellar Network ; September 2015"
when connecting to the public network, and:
NETWORK_PHRASE="Test SDF Network ; September 2015"
when connecting to the test network. The same holds for the
horizon.env file, which is Horizon's equivalent configuration file.
In addition to the above alterations to the stellar-core TOML file, specifying whether the stellar-core instance will be a validator, in addition to PEERS and QUORUM SET must be defined. In this case, these are unrelated to my issue, or at least so I suspect.
When I decided to start stellar core with a new configuration file specified for the public network with the following command:
$ stellar-core --conf public-config.cfg
My log provided the following:
GDMPG [default FATAL] Got an exception: NETWORK_PASSPHRASE "Public Global Stellar Network ; September 2015" does not match previous NETWORK_PASSPHRASE "Test SDF Network ; September 2015" [main.cpp:671]
I have tried to source the new configuration file and start without the
--conf option, but at that point I am unable to connect to the Overlay.
What is the correct approach to solving this problem? Should I restart PostgreSQL, or is there an issue related to
public-config.cfg? Are there some files generated from running the test-network instance that I have to delete? And if so, which files should I delete? I was skeptical towards these latter aspects since I tried deleting files manually before which made me have to re-build stellar-core from scratch again.
Many thanks for the help.
After re-configuring the
stellar-core.cfg file, and creating a custom Quorum set, I keep experiencing problems with the Work and Overlay components, but I am no longer getting the above
It appears to be that my Stellar-core instance does not catch up / sync appropriately as it cannot retrieve
Indeed, when I run Horizon, I am informed of:
WARN ingest: waiting for stellar-core sync pid=12899
Usually, this error would arise due to an erroneously specified History Archive. Yet, I have also run
stellar-core --newhist ARCH and checked that the directories are in place.
Interestingly enough, the directories are made in rather counter-intuitive ways, but they still appear to be configured correctly according to the stellar-core
Given this exhaustive information, I am suspicious regarding whether the reason why I am unable to sync onto the Public network is because I have to be approved by other nodes. Is this correct?
EDIT 2 So, now I have updated the buckets directory by making a new directory called public-buckets, and re-initialized the database.
Also tried editing the
KNOWN_PEERS section in config file. I understood the problem lies in the configuration after reviewing
Will update once I get it working :) `