Storage Node

Installing a Storage Node with the Windows Installer

  1. Download the Windows MSI installer

  2. Extract the MSI from the zip and double click it. The installation window will open.

    Initial Storage Node Windows Installer

  3. Accept the terms of our end-user license agreement.

    EULA agreement screen

  4. Select the folder you would like the Storage Node software to be installed in.

    Installation folder screen

  5. Select the folder your Identity is stored in.

    When you generate your Storage Node Identity, the identity tool will show you what folder it was saved in. Please see the Step 5. Create an Identity section if you have not created one yet.

    Identity folder selection screen

  6. Enter your ERC-20 compatible wallet address where you want to receive your STORJ token payouts.

    Operator information - Ethereum wallet

  7. Enter your email address to receive alerts about software updates and new features.

    Operator information - email address screen

  8. Enter your external IP address and port (<ip>:<port>).

    You can find more information about how to configure this in the Step 3. Setup Port Forwarding section.

    Connection information external address screen

  9. Select where you would like the network data to be stored on your machine.

    The network-attached storage location could work, but it is neither supported nor recommended!

    Splitting subfolders from the storage location (junctions, symlinks, hardlinks, etc.) will lead to a quick disqualification if they become unavailable! The writeability and readability checks are performed on the storage location, not on subfolders.

    Moving an existing node on a CLI Setup to a Windows GUI Setup?

    See Migrating from Docker CLI to a GUI Install on Windows

    Storage folder selection screen

  10. Select how much storage space you would allocate to the network.

    Required minimum of 500 GB plus 10% overhead to be allocated

    Storage allocation selection screen

  11. Click the install button to install your Storage Node with what you configured in the previous steps.

    Start Install screen

  12. Wait for a few moments while the Storage Node is being installed on your machine.

    Installing screen

  13. Click the Finish button to exit the installer.

    Congrats, your Storage Node is now live!

    Install finish screen

    Note: The Storage node and auto updater are installed as a Windows service. If you want to stop or restart the storage node you have to open the windows service page to do so.

GUI Install - Windows