Here are instructions to learn how to perform storage mining. For hardware specifications please read this.
It is useful to join the Testnet prior to attempting storage mining for the first time.
If you are trying to use
lotus-storage-miner from China. You should set this environment variable on your machine.
Please ensure that at least one BLS address (starts with
t3) in your wallet exists with the following command:
lotus wallet list
If you do not have a bls address, create a new bls wallet:
lotus wallet new bls
With your wallet address:
The task will be complete when you see:
New storage miners address is: <YOUR_NEW_MINING_ADDRESS>
In a CLI window, use the following command to start your miner:
lotus-storage-miner init --actor=ACTOR_VALUE_RECEIVED --owner=OWNER_VALUE_RECEIVED
lotus-storage-miner init --actor=t01424 --owner=t3spmep2xxsl33o4gxk7yjxcobyohzgj3vejzerug25iinbznpzob6a6kexcbeix73th6vjtzfq7boakfdtd6a
You will have to wait some time for this operation to complete.
If you are downloading Filecoin Proof Parameters, the download can take some time.
Get information about your miner:
lotus-storage-miner info # example: miner id `t0111`
Seal random data to start producing PoSts:
$TMPDIRwhich is not usually the largest partition. You should point the value to a larger partition if possible.
Get miner power and sector usage:
lotus-storage-miner state power # returns total power lotus-storage-miner state power <miner> lotus-storage-miner state sectors <miner>