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Questions tagged [baking]

For questions about the process of baking, the action of signing and publishing a new block in the blockchain.

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Tezos main net node: Hardware specs

Good afternoon, What are the hardware requirements for a tezos node? I have a 2 core cpu with 16 gigs of ram for my baker. I'm trying to decide on what type of single-board computer to buy to run ...
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Not able to run Baker and Endorser using docker image after docker image upgrade

I ran out of disk space on my server, so i stop the server and increase the disk space and start the mainnet.sh script again. So it updated the script and start the node but it could not start the ...
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Node gives testnet error

rebooted my system and restarted the node. Now I'm getting the following error. Is this simply the node telling me that it's not able to run the new fork because I started it with the old (i.e. ...
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Does the return on baking depend on the size of the staking pool?

I was reading this article, which states: Although Tezos users can still make a good income, the good times are unlikely to last. The influx of more XTZ into staking wallets will likely diminish ...
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Node gives strange error

While checking my node, I saw this error appearing. Baking ops are working so not sure if this is anything to worry about but wanted to ask around to see what this could mean. Anyone? Apr 10 20:40:35 ...
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the tezos protocol and the problem of over-delegation

Why does the Tezos protocol allow for baker over-delegation? It is the Tezos protocol itself that has encoded the amount of XTZ that needs to be put up for baking and endorsements and the protocol ...
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Error while baking

I am baking tezos, I checked logs and saw errors: Apr 10 06:25:07 xxxx /var/log/tezos/tezos_endor.log[14727]: Apr 10 06:25:07 - client.scheduling: Error while baking: Apr 10 06:25:07 xxxx /var/log/...
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Baker “Did not find service” Error

When starting my baker I use the command: ./tezos-baker-003-PsddFKi3 -d /home/account/.tezos-client run with local node /home/account/.tezos-node/ baker The output that I'm getting is: Waiting for ...
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What steps should be taken to safely upgrade a baker after a new protocol update

With the Athens upgrade looking likely, I am interested to hear how bakers can safely update their nodes to the latest version whilst experiencing minimum downtime. It has been straightforward doing ...
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Looking for a payout script or software

I am solo-baker running a node. I want evolve to small bakery. I am looking for a simple script or software that will automate payouts
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where to find trustworthy peer nodes

Where can I find a list of trustworthy peer node hostnames and/or ip addresses? The only list I have is just the TF nodes which gives me a total of 6 nodes. I have my expected number of connections ...
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Run two nodes with same identity or migrate identity to a new node

Is it possible to run two nodes simultaneously with the same identity on the mainnet? Perhaps run one in private mode or something? If not, is it possible to bootstrap a new node with a new identity ...
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does using a remote-signer or a ledger really improve security?

TL;DR Using a remote signer or a ledger does a great job at protecting secret keys. But it doesn't protect against the withdrawal of XTZ from accounts. Anyone that gains access to the baker can ...
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Which Linux system for Tezos? [closed]

Has there a preference emerged amongst people running a node/bakers for a type of Linux system? I am currently running Ubuntu 18.04. My friend is running Fedora. Is there any advantage in using either ...
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smart contract for automatic baking/endorsement rewards to delegators

It seems like a smart contract would be the most natural mechanism to use for implementing a automatic rewards payment system to a baker's delegators, and I'm curious if such a contract is possibly to ...
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How does accusing work? What kind of anonymous operation is sent to the network?

Could anyone tell some more details about this, more than the summary information found on StackExchange and the documentation.
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How to guarantee uptime for baking node?

What are some of the methods people are using to make sure a baking node remains up and running 24/7? I see all these baking services with "enterprise server solutions", whatever that means. However, ...
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Can I have multiple tz addresses for an unique baking node?

Is it possible to have multiple addresses compouning an unique baking node? If so, how to migrate from the current public address, moving all delegators, etc?
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Only 60% of the rewards made by a baker are distributed to its delegators?

According to TzScan.io, in the "rewards" TAB, if we sum the percentages of the "Share" column, we get always a value lower than 100%. I would like to understand how the earnings of a baker are ...
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Running a Baker from Shadow Tech

Is it possible to run a baker from Shadow Tech? You can find below customer's allocated configuration: 12GB of RAM DDR4 - 2400 MHz 256GB Dedicated Storage 1 Gb/s Download 100 Mb/s upload
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How long does it take to sync the entire chain?

How long does it take currently to sync the entire chain if you want to launch a full baking node (if you start from zero)?
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How exactly to calculate your next time slot for baking?

This post already answered my question whether it is possible for a baker to predict her NEXT time slot. The answer was YES. Now I would like to know exact precise information as a follow-up on that: ...
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Why did my baker lose a block?

My baker address is tz1XXayQohB8XRXN7kMoHbf2NFwNiH3oMRQQ and I lost the block BMP5PSZ97etLozjnSERt2LLHbPPwNXbAhmNf7WNCWnqkwZHWYXo, and I would like to understand why? When I check the baker log, I ...
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Single ledger to support multiple bakers?

Let’s assume that one single ledger controls several keys associated with corresponding addresses enabled for baking. Is it possible to use this single ledger and a single instance of the signer ...
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Missing Blocks for Months now - No endorsements present in mempool

Mar 23 16:09:30 - client.baking: New baking slot found (level 364815, priority 0) at 2019-03-23T16:08:55Z for ledger_tezos after BL7nWhEJBw93. Mar 23 16:09:30 - client.baking: No endorsements present ...
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Using Ledger with node to bake

I have imported secret key and can see known address. However, this is where the instructions become clear as mud. I used this guide. My node was built from source on MacOs. Any help would be ...
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Block Withholding Attacks

Would it be possible to do something similar to selfish mining or rather a block withholding attack in Tezos and if so how would that work? As far as I understand, Tezos being a PoS system, it'll be ...
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Using Ledger Nano S to bake/endorse. Guide?

Yesterday, I was able to spin up a node from source using the command line interface on my MacBook Pro. As I am waiting for the node to sync, I am looking for documentation so I can run my baker/...
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“estimated_time” on baking right is not constant

Yesterday I noticed that estimated_time on baking rights is not constant. It looks like it changes at the start of every block. Can someone explain why that happens? For example: {estimated_time: "...
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Error: cannot_parse_bock_header

Does anyone know, if this error means that is a bad block? or that i'm doing something wrong? The error happens when I try to Inject a Block. [{"kind":"permanent","id":"validator.invalid_block","...
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How to become a baker - what are all the technical/financial requirements? [closed]

I was just wondering. Looking at mytezosbaker webpage, there are so many great bakers which provide delegation services, right. 1) So I was interested in knowing: How do those services achieve that? ...
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How to find a baker's balance available for bond at the beginning of old cycles?

Rewards and security deposit/bond are released at the same time. How to find out a baker's balance (not the staking balance) at the start of any previous cycle? As in the amount available for bond at ...
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Nano Ledger and baking

I’m looking to delegate my Tezos for some baking. Considering hardware options, can I use a Nano Ledger X or only a Nano Ledger S.
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How to vote in the exploration period?

I voted for one proposal but am now trying to find the command to vote for the proposal that came through. Can anybody help?
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Lost deposit from denounciation

I am looking for a rpc command to request the lost deposit from denounciation (e.g. the deposit that some delegate lost due to a double baking) for a certain cycle.
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Missing blocks for no reason?

I just missed a block. I have tons of peer connections. No endorsements in mempool? Mar 16 11:35:50 - client.baking: New baking slot found (level 354707, priority 0) at 2019-03-16T11:36:41Z for tzbo ...
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Undelegating on Galleon wallet

I want to un-delegate so that I can send XTZ to another wallet address. On Galleon Wallet, it seems that the only option is to "change" delegates, because when I leave the "new delegate" address blank,...
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What is the complexity ratio of Tezos Proof of Stake algorithm compared to the Proof of Work algorithm of Bitcoin? [closed]

I want to compare the Proof of Stake in Tezos to Proof of Work in Bitcoin. My assumption is that it is far more cheap in complexity to do that in Tezos as the calculation is not involved to the Proof. ...
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Missed my endorsement

So I missed an endorsement and went to check and everything seems fine - node operating, endorser injected. Strange...then I click on the level https://tzscan.io/342587 and it shows only two ...
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Is it possible to run a baker in AWS and secure your keys with AWS CloudHSM

Ignoring the cost of running the HSM (it's likely to be prohibitively expensive for most use cases), is it theoretically possible to run your baking node fully in the cloud using a cloud provided HSM ...
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What incentive is there for baking on the test chain during voting period?

It seems there is a reasonable amount of overhead (and some risk) for participating in the baking process on the 48 hour test chain during the voting period. As far as I can tell there is no ...
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Smart contract for bakers

Is it possible to write a Smart contract that would define the relationships between baker and delegator, and if so how would it be done? It should include the following: - delegation duration - ...
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Is it recommended to be 100% delegated for a baker?

I am wondering if my baker will miss any endorsements (or blocks) being 100% delegated. I have heard that they still must have some free capacity because required deposit may vary from cycle to cycle ...
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What are nonce-revelations?

I'm in the process of setting up a HA baking infrastructure with multiple full nodes and a single baking service that can move to a different node if one goes down. I think I've got a handle on most ...
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Running a Baking Node on Azure - any considerations?

Are there any issues compared to On-Premises implementations. I also like to find out, how many tokens we need for the rewards to cover the cost of operation. I assume, more tokens staked doesn't ...
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Docker vs local build for baking on mainnet?

It seems some people encounter difficulty setting up a baking operation using docker on mainnet. My question is two-fold 1) does docker offer some advantage in principle vs an actual build on local ...
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Time based Delegations possible?

Would it be possible, to make a "time-based-delegation"? I.E.; I want to delegate for 5 Cycles to Bakery A and after that for 10 Cycles to Bakery B and so on. Could something like this be realized ...
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What details should I look into when choosing the right baker to delegate?

What are the basic criteria to compare the quality of various candidate bakers when whom to delegate to ?
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Does the baker, endorser and accuser have to run next to the same node?

I have 4 nodes running, all using the same remote signer. In this type of setup, can the baker, endorser and accuser run on either node? Or do they manipulate some local state so they have to group ...
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How do rewards for revelations work?

According to the documentation a baker should receive 1/8 XTZ for making a revelation operation. As a solo baker I have baked about 8 blocks so far and as such I would expect to have received a total ...