I would like to move my baker to a new server infrastructure.


What files do I have to copy from which directories and what steps do I have to complete?


  1. Install new machine
  2. Generate new identity
  3. Import snapshot
  4. Start and synchronize node until up-to-date
  5. Stop processes on old machine
  6. Copy and overwrite all files from folders ./tezos-node and ./tezos-client including node identity to new server
  7. Start new server?

Desired result:

I still have my old identity, nonce file is preserved and my alias for my addresses are available. I am not sure about a lot of files which are additionally stored in the mentioned folders.


Can you please correct my steps and give feedback?

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Here are two issues:

  • You only want to copy and overwrite config.json, peers.json and version.json in .tezos-node as well as all settings in the .tezos-client config directory.

  • Overwriting the blockchain data folders store,context within the .tezos-node directory would take a long time. Also if you plan to do that, syncing a new node with a new identity would not have any benefits.

  • The new identity would only be necessary if I would like to sync the node in parallel to still operating the old one, right?
    – jdsika
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 11:51
  • Running multiple nodes with the same identitiy might not be a good idea, but it's not clear whether it's supported. This is a new question.
    – Phlogi
    Commented Oct 2, 2019 at 11:58

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