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We welcome contributions if you have a little extra time and Python experience. We ask that you make your pull requests on the develop branch, as we only use master for releases. Please follow PEP8, and make sure you document anything new. If you have any questions, you can find the entire team on Slack. Note: If you plan on running the unit tests for the repo, you will also need to have dataserv running locally with a new db.



Download latest windows release from github.

Extract the zip file to the folder where you wish to have it installed.

$ dataserv-client.exe version

The dataserv-client will automatically update when new releases are made.

Linux (Ubuntu/Mint/Debian)

Install client

# install apt dependencies
$ sudo apt-get install python python-pip graphviz
$ sudo apt-get install python-dev libgraphviz-dev pkg-config gcc

# If you are using virtualenv you may need to instal graphviz from the system package.
$ sudo pip install pygraphviz --install-option="--include-path=/usr/include/graphviz" --install-option="--library-path=/usr/lib/graphviz/"

$ sudo pip install dataserv-client
$ dataserv-client version

Update client

$ sudo pip install dataserv-client --upgrade
$ dataserv-client version


Install client

$ brew install python
$ rehash
$ pip install dataserv-client
$ dataserv-client version

Update client

$ pip install dataserv-client --upgrade
$ dataserv-client version

Farmer Quickstart Guide

Configure your farmer node

Optionally set a cold storage payout address. You can set a counterparty wallet address here. All configuration must be done before starting the node.

dataserv-client config --set_payout_address=<BITCOIN_ADDRESS>

Start your farmer node

Optionally specify the path to store data, the available space, and minimum free space.

dataserv-client --store_path=<PATH> --max_size=<SIZE_IN_BYTES> --min_free_size=<SIZE_IN_BYTES> farm

Optional max_size and min_free_size syntax

--max_size=1.0K  # 1024^1 bytes
--max_size=1.0KB # 1000^1 bytes
--max_size=1.0M  # 1024^2 bytes
--max_size=1.0MB # 1000^2 bytes
--max_size=1.0G  # 1024^3 bytes
--max_size=1.0GB # 1000^3 bytes
--max_size=1.0T  # 1024^4 bytes
--max_size=1.0TB # 1000^4 bytes
--max_size=1.0P  # 1024^5 bytes
--max_size=1.0PB # 1000^5 bytes

Farmer Multi Disc Guide

In order to farm on multiple discs you will have to run several instances, as multiple paths are not yet supported. To do this you will need one config for each disc.

Different instances can share a common payout address, however it is recommended to use a different payout address for each instance.

Disc 1

dataserv-client --config_path=<CONFIG 1> config --set_payout_address=<BITCOIN_ADDRESS 1>
dataserv-client --config_path=<CONFIG 1> --store_path=<PATH 1> --max_size=<SIZE 1> farm

Disc n

dataserv-client --config_path=<CONFIG n> config --set_payout_address=<BITCOIN_ADDRESS n>
dataserv-client --config_path=<CONFIG n> --store_path=<PATH n> --max_size=<SIZE n> farm

Farmer Setting Custom Height

In order to build a bit faster, you may consider using the –set_height_interval command. If you set a high height number though please also consider running another instance of the client with poll. Poll will send every 60 sec, farm or build will send only when the height interval is reached.

Running the farm command

dataserv-client --url= --store_path=<PATH> --max_size=<SIZE_IN_BYTES> farm --set_height_interval=(default: 25, max recommended: 199999)

Running the poll command

dataserv-client --url= poll

Workers Guide

You can start multiple workers by executing farm or build with the optional argument –workers. It is recommended to start only as many workers as your cpu and hard drive can handle. With a fast hard drive a cpu usage of ~80% is possible.

dataserv-client build --workers=<number of workers>
dataserv-client farm --workers=<number of workers>

Command Line Interface Usage

Argument ordering

$ dataserv-client <program arguments> COMMAND <command arguments>

Argument ordering example

$ dataserv-client --debug build --rebuild

Show program help, optional arguments and commands

$ dataserv-client --help
usage: dataserv-client [-h] [--url URL] [--max_size MAX_SIZE]
                       [--store_path STORE_PATH] [--config_path CONFIG_PATH]
                       [--debug] [--use_folder_tree]
                       <command> ...

Dataserve client command-line interface.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --url URL             Url of the farmer (default:
  --max_size MAX_SIZE   Maximum data size in bytes. (default: 1073741824).
  --store_path STORE_PATH
                        Storage path. (default: /home/user/.storj/store).
  --config_path CONFIG_PATH
                        Config path. (default: /home/user/.storj/config.json).
  --debug               Show debug information.
  --use_folder_tree     Use folder tree to store files (always on for fat32

    version             Show version number.
    register            Register your node on the network.
    ping                Ping master node.
    poll                Let the network know your are online.
    build               Fill the farmer with data up to their max.
    config              Edit and display config.
    farm                Start farmer.

Show command help and optional arguments

$ dataserv-client config --help
usage: dataserv-client config [-h] [--set_wallet SET_WALLET]
                              [--set_payout_address SET_PAYOUT_ADDRESS]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --set_wallet SET_WALLET
                        Set node wallet to given hwif.
  --set_payout_address SET_PAYOUT_ADDRESS
                        Root address of wallet used by default.

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