Bee Node (Chrysalis)

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Bee Installation

1. Create the user bee

Code
sudo useradd -s /bin/bash -m bee

2. Install packages

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sudo apt purge nodejs* -y && sudo apt autoremove -y && curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | sudo bash - && sudo apt install nodejs git build-essential cmake pkg-config librocksdb-dev llvm clang libclang-dev libssl-dev apache2-utils software-properties-common certbot python3-certbot-nginx -y

3. Clone the repository

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sudo git clone https://github.com/iotaledger/bee.git --branch chrysalis-pt-2 /var/lib/bee

4. Switch the directory

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cd /var/lib/bee/bee-node

5. Set permissions for the user bee

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sudo chown -R bee:bee /var/lib/bee

6. Switch user to bee

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sudo su bee

7. Install rust

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curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh && source $HOME/.cargo/env

8. Initalize the git submodules

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git submodule update --init

9. Switch to the dashboard directory

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cd /var/lib/bee/bee-node/src/plugins/dashboard/frontend

10. Install the modules for the dashboard

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npm install

11. Build the dashboard

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npm run build-bee

12. Switch to the bee-node directory

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cd /var/lib/bee/bee-node

13. Build bee

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cargo build --release --features dashboard

14. Copy the bee config

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cp config.example.toml /var/lib/bee/target/release/config.toml

15. Switch the directory

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cd /var/lib/bee/target/release

16. Generate a node identity

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./bee p2p-identity

17. Generate a password (hash/salt)

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./bee password

18. Edit the bee configuratio to adjust the private key, passwordHash, PasswordSalt, dashboard user and neighbors

Code
nano config.toml

19. Exit the bee user CTRG+D oder exit ins Terminal

20. Copy the service file

Code
sudo wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tanglebay/tutorials/master/bee-chrysalis/bee.service -O /lib/systemd/system/bee.service

21. Reload the system daemon

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sudo systemctl daemon-reload

22. Enable the bee service

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sudo systemctl enable bee

23. Start bee

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sudo systemctl start bee

24. Request a ssl certificate via letsencrypt (port 80 needs to be open!))

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sudo certbot --nginx -d node.meinedomain.de

25. Replace the nginx default config

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sudo rm -rf /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default && sudo wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tanglebay/tutorials/master/bee-chrysalis/nginx.template -O /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default

26. Edit the nginx default config

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sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default

Here you have to press the key combination ALT + R for the search-replace function. Then enter domain.tld for the search and then your domain for the replace. Then select A (All) to replace all entries directly. Finally save the configuration file.


27. Restart nginx

Code
sudo systemctl restart nginx


Update Bee

Update bee


1. Stop your bee node

Code
sudo systemctl stop bee

2. Update bee (you need to run this command as user bee (sudo su bee)!)

Code
curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tanglebay/tutorials/master/bee-chrysalis/update-bee.sh | bash -

2.1 (OPTIONAL) If you want to keep your database and configuration, you can do this with the following command

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curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tanglebay/tutorials/master/bee-chrysalis/update-bee.sh | bash -s -- -noreset

3. Copy your private Key and your neighbors from the backup configuration file

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nano /var/lib/bee/target/release/config.toml.bak

4. Edit the new configuration file to add your private key and your neighbors

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nano /var/lib/bee/target/release/config.toml

5. Start your bee node

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sudo systemctl start bee

Node no longer synchronizes/runs

If the node does not synchronize or does not start anymore, it is advisable to delete the database and the snapshots. You can do this with the following command:

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sudo systemctl stop bee && sudo rm -rf /var/lib/bee/target/release/storage /var/lib/bee/target/release/snapshots && sudo systemctl start bee