Second node as spare drive

can anyone help me with instructions to setup second node as additional storage node drive different machine and id same IP address

The process is exactly the same as setting up your first node: you need a new invitation, create an identity from that, set up the storagenode software, etc. Note that you can’t reuse the same email address for the new invitation.

Note also that the satellites will treat both nodes as effectively the same node since they share an IP address. This is to prevent your two nodes from holding two pieces to the same file, which reduces geographic redundancy of the data.

Running two 500GB nodes on the same IP address is more or less the same as running one 1TB node, except both nodes will have different reputations and audit counts. This means running a single node with more storage is preferred as you don’t have to go through the vetting process twice.

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MOST things will be the same, but you’ll have to use a different port for the second node.
Change the following parameters.

-p 28968:28967
-e ADDRESS="your.ddns.tld:28968"

Note that the second port in the -p parameter still remains 28967, that’s because the container internally still uses that port.

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