Is there any particular step that I am missing with deploying a master node to the testnet?
Do I need to request 10M XDC on Apothem?
I have had the node deployed for a few hours now and still no syncing. In contrast I have a fully operational private node on mainnet running just fine.
Appreciate any guidance @anilchinchawale
As per XDC Stats page, I can see that as of now your node not connected to any health peers.
Sometime it takes few hours to find intial peers , I would suggest you to use below snapshot to setup your apothem node quickly.
Link :- download.xinfin.network/apothem.tar
so I let the node run after extracting the tar file into the testnet folder. The stats reflected the snapshot size in terms of blocks, but having let it run a few hours now the number has not incremented.
I have manually deleted the LOG & LOCK files and restarted the node but there is little sign of any change.. see logs below;
You dont need the 10 million XDC for the node to be fully operational. Take a look at the logs and share what you find.
There are no errors showing in the log when running
I node that docker process is binding to ipv6 - I have ensured that the necessary ports are permitted inbound in ufw.
There are no other log sources that I can check based on exploring the docker image.
Usually when I stand a node and it doesnt gain peers, bringing down the node, restarting the server and bring the node back up helps with that. If you dont see any errors in the logs, could be a firewall issue but you said you already checked ports. Maybe @anilchinchawale has more details.
Thanks Sal. Appreciate you looking into it. Its a strange one to be sure.
I have looked at the listening ports and ensured that ufw reflected the same across both ipv4 & ipv6. I have also disabled ipv6 and re-installed the node. I have disabled the ufw firewall also but to no avail.
I know it should be just a case of plug and play as such, the lack of any error or info messages makes it difficult to trouble shoot.
There are no other form of firewalls from a hosting provider perspective.
I am using the exact same server spec & provider as my mainnet master node which has experienced no issues with syncing.
Which host provider are you using? if you dont mind me asking. I have installed XDC nodes from Vultr, LiteServer, and several others but I found that Contabo sometimes requires a reboot after installing the node...not sure why. Same issues you encountered...no errors in the logs or anything to indicate issues. Im just curious.
a final note to advise that this is now resolved.
Can you share step that you followed to setup , We would replicate same at our end.
@anilchinchawale I followed the same steps as my mainnet master node. Taken from here;
Instead of mainnet, I select testnet.
A quick update @anilchinchawale. As you can see after leaving over night something finally kicked in and the node started to sync.