CPU: Equivalent of 8 AWS vCPU
RAM: 16 GiB
Storage: 1 TiB
OS: Ubuntu 20.04 or MacOS >= 12
Network: sustained 5Mbps up/down bandwidth
Fast CPU with 4+ cores
High-Performance SSD with at least 1TB of free space
25+ MBit/sec download Internet service
How much hard drive space do I need for my node?
Currently, the Mainnet pruned dB is around 350GB. That is supposed to decrease significantly after a new pruning mechanism is released. In the meantime, we suggest you have 1TB of free storage space. If you'd like to run an archival node it would need around 2TB.
No, it does not but as a non-validating node, there will be no access to the mempool.
To add a node to the validator set, please see the following tutorial.
What do non-validating Nodes do?
Nodes not staking 2000 AVAX or more will sync the chains, but cannot participate in consensus decisions. They can be used to post transactions and query information however
Do I earn less as a delegator?
You will earn the same as validators minus the delegation fee set by the validator you are delegating to.
Backing up your node is deemed as best practice. To do so check the following tutorial.
What do I do with the Keystore?
If you have users defined in the Keystore of your node, then you need to back up and restore those as well. Keystore API has methods that can be used to export and import user keys. Note that Keystore API is used by developers only and is not intended for use in production nodes. If you don't know what a Keystore API is and have not used it, you don't need to worry about it.
How can I run a node on DFK Subnet?
How do I get the Recovery Phrase if I created my address and Keystore using the API?
If you created the address via the node API then there is no passphrase, you created a single address. That is generally considered not a best practice. You should create the account in the web wallet with a passphrase or, better yet, with a hardware wallet— for example, a Ledger.