How To Setup A Vertcoin Full Node On Ubuntu 16.04

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If you are feeling generous and want to run a full node for Vertcoin the process is pretty straight forward. I will be using a new Linode instance running Ubuntu 16.04. The smallest Linode is plenty powerful to handle a full node.

Once you have your Linode instance up and running Ubuntu 16.04 lets make sure Ubuntu is updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install unzip
mkdir vertcoin
cd vertcoin
wget https://github.com/vertcoin/vertcoin/releases/download/v0.11.1.0/vertcoin-v0.11.1.0-linux-64bit.zip
unzip vertcoin-v0.11.1.0-linux-64bit.zip
./vertcoind -daemon

Simple as that. Now Vertcoin will start syncing with the network and once done you will be running a Full Node.

If you want to make sure it is working correctly, a few good tools are htop and nethogs.

sudo apt install htop nethogs

Simply run each command by typing into console and you will be able to monitor CPU usage and Network usage.

Find out more about what you can do with

./vertcoin-cli help

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The last command returned an error when I typed it in. This was easily fixed by typing ./vertcoin-cli help instead.

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I’d be interested in a follow up article outlining some of the useful options vertcoin-cli has. I did a quick Google search but didn’t find much of use.

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Got systemctl service working on ubuntu 16.04 by creating /etc/systemd/system/vertcoind.service (change [user] accordinly.

[Unit]
Description=vertcoind

[Service]
Type=forking
ExecStart=/home/[user]/vertcoind -daemon
ExecStop=/home/[user]/vertcoin-cli stop
User=[user]

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target