Hey all, Windows GUI node operator on NoIP ddns here with some recent issues I can’t seem to wrap my head around.
A power outage recently knocked out my desktop and the node along with it. When I first powered the computer back on and tried to get the node dashboard to pull up, I received the message “localhost refused to connect.” Trying to start the node from elevated PowerShell did nothing and did not return any error messages.
After doing some digging, I was able to figure out that while the config.yaml file in C:\Storj\ was fine and had my right info, a second copy of it in C:\Users(My account)\AppData\Roaming\Storj\StorageNode was completely wiped. I replaced the config file inside the AppData folder and my Storj node got back up and running, temporarily. Strangely, I had to use Command Prompt instead of PowerShell to get it running.
Fast forward to today, and I came in to see that my node dashboard was on a continuous looping load. I checked in Task Manager and the node was eating all of my memory, as in 96%. I went to check my external hard drive I used for Storj and it appeared as though the hard drive malfunctioned and its data couldn’t be accessed. Windows Explorer froze when I tried to click into it.
I had to perform a hard reset on the desktop, and when I got things running again, the “localhost refused to connect” message returned. My hard drive is now accessible again though, and even stranger is that my config.yaml files are identical in both locations now.
I was looking for a time to try and expand the amount of storage my node was using, and changed both config files to 3.00 TB instead of 2.50 TB. Changing the storage in config back to 2.50 TB did nothing and localhost still refuses to connect.
Nothing appears to get this node back online. I tried restarting from elevated PowerShell, nothing happened. I tried running storagenode.exe commands in admin Command Prompt, and config, dashboard, run and setup do nothing. Diag does give results from 6 satellites.
What should I do at this point?