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How big is the ledger?

The public ledger adds a new entry every 3-5 seconds. So I am worried it might grow too big for normal users to run a node. How big is the current ledger and how much is it expected to grow each year?
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What is the incentive to run a Stellar node?

In bitcoin, miners are rewarded by minting new coins. What's the incentive to do so in Stellar?
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How much bandwidth does a running validator use?

I know running a validator currently requires upwards of 20 GB of disk space. How about bandwidth?
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Hardware/OS Requirements/Recommendations for running a Full Validator Node

What would be the recommended hardware specs for a dedicated Full Validator Node server? I read here (How big is the ledger?) that I can currently expect ~60GB disk space used by the core and ...
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How to configure Full Validator node?

The docs state to set the validator env var, which I did, but how do I specify that I want to run a full validator and not just a basic one? NODE_IS_VALIDATOR=true What other settings are required? ...
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