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As I understand, if my baker doesn't have activity for a few days (how many?), it becomes inactive, and I will have to wait for a few cycles again to be assigned rewards.

My question is: how can I check programmatically if it's active or not using Tezos RPC? Or other method.

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"Delegates will be tagged as “deactivated” after 5 cycles of inactivity and they will lose their baking rights" ---cycles are approximately 3 days each, so about 15 days later you will lose baking rights.

source: https://tezos.gitlab.io/tezos/introduction/alphanet.html

Personally, rather than re-inventing the wheel, just use Kiln "Kiln has the ability to notify you via Telegram if your Baker is in danger of being marked inactive. " So download the Kiln app from: https://gitlab.com/obsidian.systems/kiln/-/releases

source: https://medium.com/@obsidian.systems/kiln-v0-3-0-introducing-baker-and-tezos-release-monitoring-b703f3f4d5c4

  • But when a delegated is tagged as "deactivated" what that means? Where is it tagged? Or it's just considered deactivated for reward calculation purposes, but no modification is done anywhere? – raulmarcosl Dec 4 '19 at 2:43
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    For example, if you are offline or have below 8000 Tezos in the account, you will be de-activated and not receive any endorsing or baking opportunities. You can see if you are registered to bake by issuing the ./tezos-client setup ledger to bake for ALIAS --main-hwm CURRENTBLOCKNUMBER. If you are already registered it will tell you, otherwise it will register you. – Mack Baise Dec 13 '19 at 5:27

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