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Here are instructions for how to store data on the Lotus Testnet.
Adding a file locally allows you to make miner deals on the Lotus Testnet.
lotus client import ./your-example-file.txt
Upon success, this command will return a Data CID.
The command to see a list of files by
size in bytes, and
lotus client local
An example of the output:
bafkreierupr5ioxn4obwly4i2a5cd2rwxqi6kwmcyyylifxjsmos7hrgpe Development/sample-1.txt 2332 ok bafkreieuk7h4zs5alzpdyhlph4lxkefowvwdho3a3pml6j7dam5mipzaii Development/sample-2.txt 30618 ok
Get a list of all miners that can store data:
lotus state list-miners
Get the requirements of a miner you wish to store data with:
lotus client query-ask <miner>
Store a Data CID with a miner:
lotus client deal <Data CID> <miner> <price> <duration>
Check the status of a deal:
lotus client list-deals
duration, which represents how long the miner will keep your file hosted, is represented in blocks. Each block represents 45 seconds.
Upon success, this command will return a Deal CID.
The storage miner will need to seal the file before it can be retrieved. If the Lotus Storage Miner is not running on a machine designed for sealing, the process will take a very long time.