Node needs manual ping to stay online? v0.29.3

My newly stood up Storj node seems to fall offline after some time.
I did carefully follow the steps over at

The port check passes

I manually verified the identity also and see the 6 files with the expected data.

If I start the Docker image, the dashboard says OFFLINE. When I manually ping using this tool, the Dashboard says Online, which seems good. However, no traffic is hitting the node, and I’m skeptical it’s actually working, because after some few hours it goes back into Offline mode. Happened twice in the past ~12 hours. Will keep monitoring…

Storage Node Dashboard ( Node Version: v0.29.3 )


ID           123...
Last Contact ONLINE
Uptime       12h10m34s

                   Available     Used     Egress     Ingress
     Bandwidth        2.0 TB      0 B        0 B         0 B (since Jan 1)
          Disk      550.0 GB      0 B

How long should it normally take for traffic to start flowing into my node? I would have expected a few minutes, not days.

Storj: v0.29.3
Hosting: Kubernetes + GKE with a static IP

Welcome to the forum @onpaws !

Should be

Can you show your docker run command? Remove any personal info from it.

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Ah, thanks @nerdatwork!
Was staring me in the face the whole time, thanks for noticing that.

Think I’m all set now, am seeing traffic coming in.
Excited to be part of this :slight_smile:



Welcome to the family of SNOs :slight_smile:

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