I’m looking to set up my first node. A few things not covered in the docs I’ve been able to find:
- I have a dedicated Core i3 box I’m planning to use. I’m most experienced with Ubuntu but I’ve used Debian before. Can I use the most recent Ubuntu Server? The prerequisites page looks like it might be out of date (or maybe I truly shouldn’t use more recent versions…) Thoughts? I can install whatever Linux is best, my preference to use something familiar is pretty mild.
- Is it reasonable to run any other server services on the same box (e.g. a local file server) for my own use? Or is it pretty important to dedicate the entire machine to Storj?
- Will the amount of drive space significantly impact my earning potential? I currently have a 1TB drive I could use. Would I be better off ordering, say, a 4 or 6 TB drive, and waiting to set up until I do?
- Is there a way to test things before going fully online? For instance, I don’t yet have a UPS, but I could get one. Would I be better off waiting until I get a UPS to activate my node?
Trying to understand everything ahead of time so I can have a smooth experience. The docs seem kind of thin. Any tips appreciated!