Keeping your node up to date, changes to storage node software! PLEASE READ this thread!

and how would that help SNOs that are not on the forum?

well they have to create an account somewhere when they make a node i seem to remember… then they can put it there… just so people can choose what they want… i duno, just thought that might be a way most could accept.

you don’t have to make an account to be a SNO. but you provide an email in your docker run command (whether it is fake or real…)

You have to provide an email address for the authorization token, unless that is no longer needed.

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so make it so people have to make an account so they can configure their preferences… i mean it’s cool that one doesn’t have to make an account to get paid… but really one basically have to make an account everywhere else online, why should this be any different…
and i kinda like that i can have one spot for all the information i need to take into account, which would also make sense for people much less active in regard to their nodes…
and the plus side would be if thats the way people get their critical information i could be setup in a nice easy to keep track of way…

If you specified a correct email address in the storagenode, you will receive an important notifications to there


maybe it’s because i keep my node up to date lately… have gotten emails a few times about various stuff
usually if my node version is lagging behind a bit…

It’s not clear to me what notifications we receive, how long after an event, and what events don’t trigger notifications.
I’ve been offline for 24h lately because of an issue with my ISP while I was away. I knew about it thanks to my uptimerobot monitoring. Never got an email from Storj for this event.

But I did get an email notification when one of my nodes got suspended a few months back.

Is this explained/detailed somewhere ( what causes an email notification or not)?


I think email notifications are crucial for a majority of SNO.


At the moment only emails regarding outdated software, suspension and disqualification.
The “offline” emails could be activated back when the suspension and disqualification for downtime would be enabled.


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it is bullshit to get notification to email. most people even dont use email. personality im checking email 1 time per month or per 2 month i have busy days, all notification shut appear in node dashboard not send vea email. plus 50% people not use forums is not point to read forums if node running 24/7 without trouble, second storj is not finished project missing many stuff in dashboard,like notifications,like add second node to dash for example i have 20x nodes and all i need to check individual or is online it shut be in one page, second is missing stuff extend hdd as most person on beginning use small capacity hdd and later it trouble if you wanna move to large capacity hdd. also payment system is terrible with holding profit it suppose to be 100% if full month node running fine. if have any stops take fees for offline node or lost data end of month. like most data storage take fees for not keep promise run node, also with offline node couple days ago some idiots cut a tree on street and snap power and internet cables on friday till monday evening all my nodes stay offline and it was no my fault and is no report emails chats or ever about his situation and now all my nodes are suspended

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My watchtower upgraded 2 nodes 15hrs ago, but the 3rd node is still hanging out on 1.14.7. Last update it did all 3 at the same time. Not sure why the 3rd isn’t going yet. Will give it 24 hrs before i start messing with it manually.

maybe that last node just wants to stay at the same age :upside_down_face:

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Because checking period is random value between 6 and 72 hours.
Or do you mean they all three are managed by one watchtower instance?

All 3 are managed by the same watchtower instance. Nothing evident in watchtower logs to any failures. The 3rd node finally updated 17hrs later than the first two.

like @sorry2xs says, He just wanted to be nostalgic a bit longer i guess!

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Well I’m pretty sure that’s a false assumption.
Having all info about all services in one common place is way more handy than having to check on all dashboards/services/web pages all over the place.

So I politely disagree with this, emails are commonly used by most people I believe, and is a pretty convenient central place to get notified by all services that need our attention, I think.


YEP :arrow_up::upside_down_face: :upside_down_face: :upside_down_face: :upside_down_face: :upside_down_face: :upside_down_face:

Not true for me. My email is the central repository for all my news feeds and notifications. I support having either email notifications or a dedicated RSS feed for SNOs.


i think people are very different and stuff like how to be contacted in emergencies and so forth should be a configuration thing…