As of now, Sept 4, 2020, multiview bft has been deployed. All virtual node operators are now required to make an update that will help your Node sync at least 10 times faster, and keep our network healthy. Please set aside a few minutes at your earliest convenience to complete the update.
What this upgrade means
Improved validator experience: After set up, your Node will finish syncing within 6-12 hours and be ready to start producing blocks. Previously Nodes took up 3 days to sync the current blockchain data.
A stronger network: This update prepares all validators for the dynamic committee implementation, which will go live next year. Once it goes live, Nodes which are offline and have not synced well with the beacon will be put in the greylist upon random selection, where they will wait for three epochs before they are returned to the candidate pool. This is how the system ensures nodes are healthy enough to perform the job of validation.
More info: Dynamic committee size and dynamic sharding: implementation phase
What you need to do
There is no deadline for updating your virtual Node, but we recommend acting as soon as is convenient, to avoid eventual incompatibility and downtime.
1. Stop the Docker container:
Login to your server and perform this command: sudo docker ps
It will show all your current instances. Now, simply stop all of them by using this command: docker stop instancename
sudo docker stop inc_mainnet
sudo docker stop eth_mainnet
Check the docker again to make sure all have been stopped.
2. Remove the data folder:
sudo rm -rfv data
Wait until it is done.
3. Restart the Node
sudo bash run.sh
You will get a new tag: “20200831_1”. Enter this command to check: sudo docker ps
All done! Let’s see how quickly your Node syncs now.
I don’t update?
Eventually your Node will stop working due to the incompatibility between the data on the Node and the blockchain.
I am in the middle of (un)staking?
These operations will process normally
What about Physical Nodes?
Nothing is required on your end. Your Node will be updated for you on Sept 11, 2020. It will continue to function normally before and after the update. It will be eligible for selection, be available for unstaking, continue unstaking if it’s currently unstaking, and so on. All actions in progress will be processed normally.
If you have any questions, just leave a comment below, or send a message to @Support.