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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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For a baking server, is timesyncd good enough for clock resolution?

I'm running a baking node on an Ubuntu 18.04 server. Is the timesyncd service (installed by default) good enough or do I want to install ntpd to get the higher clock precision that it can provide?
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How to avoid duplication in endorsing?

I read the rules of baking and the sanctions of duplication of endorsing (you lose the XTZs gained during the round so far and also to some extend for the next events if you don't react and stop ...
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How to batch transactions?

How do I send a single operation that contains multiple transactions in order to do batch payments?
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Baking with remote signer compatible with --require-authentication?

For client ops, using a remote signer with --require-authentication requires manually entering the client key's decryption password. It's not documented anywhere -- is this incompatible with baking? ...
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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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Can I use multiple ledgers for baking?

I'm researching setting up a highly available baking infrastructure. Is it possible to use multiple ledgers signing for the same address? My plan is to use a ledger connected to a laptop running a ...
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What is the penalty for double baking?

If my baker accidentally double bakes how much will I be penalized and when can I safely begin baking again?
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setting up a solo baker with 10k XTZ

Is it worth setting up a solo baker if one only has 10k XTZ or is it better to delegate to a larger baker?
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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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What is the optimal frequency for delegating your excess proceeds as a solo baker?

Imagine I am a solo baker with 1 roll (10k XTZ), as a rough estimate given the current number of active rolls I should earn around 6.5 XTZ (0.065%) per cycle, let's assume for a moment that is static ...
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How to run tezos node in private mode using docker images?

I already have my node up and running using docker images with default configuration, so how can i change it to run in private node so that I can run few sentry nodes connected to public network and ...
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How do baking node choose the transactions from the mempool

Could someone describe how the full node chooses transactions from the mempool that make it into a block. I suppose there must be some logic that makes a compromise between fees and gas cost but it ...
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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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Roll size and node performance

Could someone explain in detail how the size of the roll (currently 10k xtz and one amendment proposal offers to reduce this to 8k xtz) impacts the node performance ? This would be a great way to ...
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How does the accuser determine which account identified a double baking

Both the endorser and the baker require you to pass in the account that is baking/endorsing, however the accuser doesn't take any such parameters at startup so I'm wondering how it determines who is ...
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When is baking rewards counted to the staking balance?

I have two related questions about my "staking rewards" or the number of rolls towards baking. Does my deposits made from baking or endorsing count towards the staking balance? Also, are locked ...
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Adding a ledger to tezos-client

In the past version of tezos-client you would run tezos-client show connected ledgers and it displayed 3 commands in order to import a new ledger. For example tezos-client import secret key XXX ledger:...
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Generic baking error on main

I need help with a baking error. I originally posted on slack but was asked to post here as well. Has anyone seen this issue? I have been missing many endorsements and baking with the following ...
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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 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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What determines the length of a cycle in Tezos?

What are the consideration at play to choose the length of a cycle ? As any other economic parameter in Tezos it is subject to amendment however it would be great to collect here the things to think ...
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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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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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Baking eligibility and start time

I just registered as a new baker with a couple rolls. I can see the successful operation being made. How can I tell that I registered my baker correctly? When will I be able to tell when I am eligible ...
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Baking rewards as operations

How do baking rewards appear on the chain when they are credited to the baker? Is it a 'transaction' operation? How do I go about identifying them?
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Do I automatically start baking if I have 10,000 or more tezos in my wallet?

I am just wondering if I can run the wallet with my private key on an cheap Ubuntu VPS to start earning baking rewards.
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What does it cost to make a contract through Tezos?

I have seen clear structure and numbers on how baking, delegating and double endorsing etc. affect to the users amount of Tezos, but is there any cost on making a contract (in other words creating ...
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Kiln 0.4.0 Problem VB (NixOS)

I try to run Kiln 0.4.0 on a VirtualBox NixOS (Host Windows 10). NixOS (VirtualBox appliances) https://nixos.org/nixos/download.html After executing: ln -sf $(nix-build tezos-bake-central -A exe --...
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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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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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How to --dry-run an endorsement or baking operation?

With the Tezos client, we can --dry-run an operation to test if the setup is working correctly (e.g., remote signer, Nano Ledger, etc.). Is there any way to --dry-run an endorsement or baking ...
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Missing more blocks than normal (Fitness/Mempool issue)

I've been told this could be a connectivity issue, but I highly doubt that's the issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is not your random block missed issue. I miss about 1/3-1/4 blocks I ...
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How I can properly stop baking?

I have been baking for a couple weeks now. I've decided that solo baking isn't for me, instead I'm going to use a delegation service. So, the question I have is, how can I properly stop baking? Is ...
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Security deposit calculation

Could someone please lay out a precise calculation of the expected security deposit percentage as a fraction of the bakers staking balance ? Some people say it’s 8.25% but it is likely to depend on ...
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What is a bond pool?

Some delegation services propose to also participate to a bond pool rather than just the usual delegation. How is that different? Is it safe?
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How to reactivate an inactive baker?

If a baker becomes inactive due to any inactivity or not baking for long time, how can i reactivate the baker? On tzscan.io the status is showing as inactive right now.
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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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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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How are Smart Contracts saved for checking in future?

Am I understanding correctly, that I can store for example my rental contract as a Smart Contract and then it is made official with baking it with bakers? If I got the first part right, the contract ...
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If all tezos are baking, how would markets be created then?

The Tezos baking economics is based on a target of 100% baking. Yet, if a unit of tezos is baking, this unit cannot (as far as I can see), be used in standing orders for trade. This is, I either have ...
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Double baking monitoring

What’s the best way to monitor/alarm on double baking? If a professional baker wanted to set up alarms/paging, is there an alternative to setting up your own tzscan instance and check with a cron job?
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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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How to calculate projected vs actual rewards for delegators using Tzscan API?

We are building a delegator dashboard, I was wondering how can we calculate projected vs actual rewards using the Tzscan API? Thanks
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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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"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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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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What does it mean when someone double bakes or double endorse?

First of all, I'm trying to understand what is double baking and double endorsing in terms of how such actions may positively or negatively impact the chain. I do realize both double baking and ...
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When updating the Nano Ledger S firmware, do I need to re-authorize my Ledger S?

I'm baking with a Ledger S. I just updated to the latest firmware, but the nano ledger S now says "No key authorized" when previously I was baking with it before the firmware update. How do I re-...
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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