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Is it possible to run a Solana node with 128gb of ram?

I am curious if it is possible to configure a node so that it only requires 128gb of ram? Obviously I would have to cut a lot of things out in terms of what's in memory
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Solana RPC Node and Turbine Tree

Im reading Helius' blog post, Turbine: Block Propagation on Solana, and it lead to a couple questions. The blog states, "The root node aggregates all active validators into a list, which is then ...
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Solana too many requests

I want to send multiple transactions, and I am using multiple recent block hashes in my code. With some time public RPCs get exhausted. Are there good alternatives for doing something like 100 API ...
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How to find the pool balance at the end of the epoch

I was trying to read pool balance from the end of the epoch and couldn't found any answer yet. My intention is to calculate the APY of given pool public key. I was trying with @solana/web3.js and @...
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Recent Block Hash Issue with Multiple transactions

I want to do multiple transactions at one, When I tried to execute the transactions it shows that block-hash not found, I guess due to expiration of the block. How can I overcome this issue? Sometimes ...
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Difference TPU vs TPUQuic

I was testing some RPC api and invoking getClusterNodes I get this result: featureSet: 3746964731, gossip: '165.140.87.218:10000', pubkey: '2xte5CBkCBEBLNviyAfvSaTkMy6tvg99Cy3XJj9EJJs2', ...
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Is it possible to send Jito Bundles without using their API?

Currently I am using their API to send my bundles to the validator. Is it possible to somehow directly send it, in order to improve speed?
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How to read validator information using the vote address?

I'm trying to read user staked validator information using @solana/web3.js. I was able to read the stake accounts for the given wallet address but having trouble with reading staked validator ...
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How to start a Solana-Validator?

How to start a Solana Validator and what are the requirements of running a Solana Validator node and how much a Solana Validator can make ?
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What are the implications of Solana's stake-weighted mechanisms when choosing an RPC hosting solution?

I have read that many Solana mechanisms are stake-weighted and I was wondering what would be the implications of this when using services such as Helius or Quicknode vs a self-hosted (non staked) ...
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Who owns the private key of delegated Staked Accounts?

I see on solscan.io account pages that most of them have isOnCurve false, but my delegated staked account has isOnCurve true. Does this mean someone has the private key of this account? Who? Usual ...
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Solana validator doesnt start on port 8899 using it as rpc

I am trying to start an full rpc on mainnet. I keep getting these logs. what is rebuilt storages for 134832/414439 slots with 0 collisions Apr 19 07:23:14 vultr validator.sh[28731]: [2024-04-19T07:23:...
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What's difference between (TPU) Transaction Processing Unit and (TVU) Transaction Validation Unit?

When reading docs about Solana validator, I stumbled upon these terms, and as far as I understand, both of them are the same hardware, but TPU is when it works in a leader mode, and TVU - when it ...
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Transaction history is not available from this node : Solana validator RPC setup

Even though i have successfully setup solana-validator(mainnet) RPC(--no-voting) node in my computer and the newwork catchup also success as solana-validator --ledger /mnt/ledger monitor also shows ...
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Why do I keep getting the past transactions with geyser?

I built geyser plugin with a no-voting validator, everything works fine, node catched up itself, but when I "tail -f" the log file, the geyser keep streaming to me the "...
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I cannot acces Solana Tech - Validator

how are you ? i am trying to get access to the Solana on Discord, but I have no data at all. I cannot send message, actually, it looks like nothing is happening on the discord. Where can I find ...
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RPC solana node synchronization for only send tx

I configured a simple solana RPC node on a virtual machine with: 56 CPUS 512 GB Ram 2xHD 2T 1GB Bandwidth Solana version 1.18.4 Shred Version 50093 custom sysctl.conf fs.file-max = 1000000 net.core....
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hung transactions (connection.sendTransaction return txHash but it never mined)

const signature: signature = await connection.sendTransaction(transaction, [account], options) I am sending multiple transactions via private key I get a hash of the transaction but it doesn't get ...
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Required Hardware for Solana Node with Historical Transaction Info Enabled

I've reviewed the hardware requirements listed on the official Solana site for running a node, particularly one with historical transaction info enabled via JSON RPC. However, I'm concerned the ...
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Is EdgeVanna a good place to get a server for a validator [closed]

Super interested in running a validator. Not sure where to start. Any help pointing me in the right direction would be great! My main concern is if I pay monthly to a hosting service like edgevanna ...
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concurrent merkle tree doc unclear

I've recently started getting interested into the solana bc and its ecosystem, but i find the current doc very unclear and im looking for someone who could explain to me the inner workings of ...
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Getting an error when run my own rpc node on custom EC2 instance

I'm currently working on setting up my own RPC node for the Solana blockchain. I found a script from the Solana documentation that I've used to launch the node. However, I encountered a problem where ...
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Geyser channel disconnects after the plugin loads

I am trying to load a geyser plugin through patched validator of solana v1.18 and im having an issue where the on_load() method of the plugin fails because I get a channel disconnection error. This ...
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My validator is not in 'solana validtors'

I ran a node on mainnet, following the docs at https://docs.solanalabs.com/operations/setup-a-validator. Node is running, vote account was created. Node indentity ...
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Port forwarding/access issue for validator - timed out waiting on receive operation

I am attempting to deploy a validator for the network but having an issue with the client reporting in the log file: "Received no response at tcp/8801, check your port configuration: timed out ...
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How to stake on devnet/testnet to test the TPU?

I want to stake on devnet/testnet to test out the features of the solana-validator, specifically the TPU (Transaction Processing Unit) after I've made some changes to it before submitting a PR. How do ...
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Why does Voting Cost SOL?

I learned that voting costs are the most expensive validator costs, my question is why do validators need to pay to vote at all. I know it probably has something to do with how Solana works ...
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What's the best way to listen for epoch updates?

I want to generate a proof from the epoch vote accounts to the Epoch Accounts hash, so I was thinking of listening to epoch updates and then generating a proof. I'm aware that bank has a ...
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Can't restart node after deleting all data in Ledger and Accounts directories

I probably went about resetting my node the wrong way, but I don't know where to go from here. I had the node running, but needed to change the indexing settings. So I shut it down, then deleted all ...
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Testnet validator never starts

I'm trying to start a testnet validator, after a bunch of tests with/without snapshots, with/without genesis, with bunch of validators from docs and from rpc filter (always with api.testnet.solana.com)...
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Majority of TXs are dropped by RPC

While hosting a non-voting validator (RPC node) I noticed that a majority of TXs sent to it are being dropped, the RPC node starts with the following args: --identity ~/validator-keypair.json --...
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Why is a validator lockout needed?

I ran across the term "lockout" in the Solana docs, defining it as The duration of time for which a validator is unable to vote on another fork. Why does this exist and what purpose does ...
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How can I estimate a Validator's APY given the parsed account info?

I'm not able to find resources on how to estimate a validators APY. Is it related to uptime, epochCredits, number of votes, etc? Would I need to get other accounts? Do I need to subtract vote txn fee?...
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Why does the Solana JSON RPC server appear to be single threaded?

Recently, I was looking at Solana's RPC code and I was surprised to see that the JSON RPC server seems to be single threaded? https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/blob/...
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solana-validator sync

when the validator does not fully keep up with the latest block, the rpc service is not enabled. How can I check the progress of synchronization at this time? This entry keeps appearing in the log: ...
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Why can't I see block 1 on my local validator?

I have solana-test-validator running locally. And from https://explorer.solana.com, I can pick 'Custom RPC URL' and see the stats for my local validator. Clicking on the link for the current slot, I ...
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solana-validator performance drop with -account-index spl-token-owner,

I'm doing some tests with solana-validator and when trying to enable the account indexing by spl-token-owner there's a significant performance drop, delaying the catch up by up to 100 slots. I'm a bit ...
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How long will it take to create Solana RPC node?

As we know that it takes a long time to synchronize the data when building an Ether node, I would like to know how long it takes to build a Solana RPC node until it is ready to interact, and is it the ...
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How to check the health of a specific validator from another server/pc other than the validator itself (beyond watchtower)

I want to monitor the voting validator (main server) from the non-voting validator (spare server running with an unfunded identity). I already use solana-watchtower from that server (as a service) to ...
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How can I monitor my validator, other than using validator logs?

I want to monitor my validator for development purpose. I want to see debug logs debug!("CUDA ECDSA for {}", valid_packet_count); debug!("allocating out.."); And this trace logs ...
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Sandwich attacks on Solana. Is this a problem?

I've been doing some research on Solana transactions over the past few weeks, and to my surprise, I've noticed and collected quite a large number of "sandwich attacks". I knew this was a big ...
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where can i get latest solana database snapshot?

Now, i'm trying to launch a solana mainnet validator node, and could anyone tell me where can i download the lastest database snaphot to speed up my node syncing ?
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Curious to know which validator was it that add the gensis block

Curious to know which validator was it that add the gensis block , which also is called the bootstrap validator.And is the term bootstrap validator used now everytime during forks ?
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Error when running test after compiling Solana program

Hey SolStackEx Community, I was wondering if anyone could give me insight into the follow failure during a test of the Solana program. [2023-12-09T16:44:49.378641832Z ERROR solana_core::validator] ...
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In the basic Solana network, which parties have access to which data?

When trying to reason about whether SOL transactions provide certain types of privacy, it would be very helpful to have a complete list of the information accessible to each party in the basic (...
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not found in solana validators, however, found in solana gossip

I've been running a Solana validator, and I've noticed that my validator is not showing up when I run the 'solana validators' command. However, the 'solana gossip' command shows my validator as active....
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Mainnet node lags behind after migration to v1.16.17

We are running a solana node since around April 2023. It was running fine since that time except some minor issues. But it looks like since the migration to the v1.16.17 it’s very difficult to make it ...
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Does a non-voting RPC node require a keypair?

Double checking my RPC node vs voting validator node knowledge: a non-voting RPC node does NOT require any keypairs at all? Only voting validator nodes do (of which they require 3)? Or does a non-...
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Unable to access accounts hash cache path: source(create_dir_all) - I/O error: Permission denied (os error 13), file: /mnt/ledger/accounts_hash_cache

Getting this error: Unable to access accounts hash cache path: source(create_dir_all) - I/O error: Permission denied (os error 13), file: /mnt/ledger/accounts_hash_cache While trying to run a testnet ...
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Node synchronization issues

I am currently running a Solana validator, but I've noticed that the ledger folder is increasing in size while the accounts folder remains at 28kb. Am I synchronizing incorrectly? I followed the ...
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