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Run the full node


Run the full node application with Tendermint in or out of process. By default, the application will run with Tendermint in process.

Pruning options can be provided via the '--pruning' flag or alternatively with '--pruning-keep-recent', 'pruning-keep-every', and 'pruning-interval' together.

For '--pruning' the options are as follows:

default: the last 100 states are kept in addition to every 500th state; pruning at 10 block intervals nothing: all historic states will be saved, nothing will be deleted (i.e. archiving node) everything: all saved states will be deleted, storing only the current and previous state; pruning at 10 block intervals custom: allow pruning options to be manually specified through 'pruning-keep-recent', 'pruning-keep-every', and 'pruning-interval'

Node halting configurations exist in the form of two flags: '--halt-height' and '--halt-time'. During the ABCI Commit phase, the node will check if the current block height is greater than or equal to the halt-height or if the current block time is greater than or equal to the halt-time. If so, the node will attempt to gracefully shutdown and the block will not be committed. In addition, the node will not be able to commit subsequent blocks.

For profiling and benchmarking purposes, CPU profiling can be enabled via the '--cpu-profile' flag which accepts a path for the resulting pprof file.

The node may be started in a 'query only' mode where only the gRPC and JSON HTTP API services are enabled via the 'grpc-only' flag. In this mode, Tendermint is bypassed and can be used when legacy queries are needed after an on-chain upgrade is performed. Note, when enabled, gRPC will also be automatically enabled.

axelard start [flags]


      --abci string                                     specify abci transport (socket | grpc) (default "socket")
      --address string                                  Listen address (default "tcp://")
      --consensus.create_empty_blocks                   set this to false to only produce blocks when there are txs or when the AppHash changes (default true)
      --consensus.create_empty_blocks_interval string   the possible interval between empty blocks (default "0s")
      --consensus.double_sign_check_height int          how many blocks to look back to check existence of the node's consensus votes before joining consensus
      --cpu-profile string                              Enable CPU profiling and write to the provided file
      --db_backend string                               database backend: goleveldb | cleveldb | boltdb | rocksdb | badgerdb (default "goleveldb")
      --db_dir string                                   database directory (default "data")
      --fast_sync                                       fast blockchain syncing (default true)
      --genesis_hash bytesHex                           optional SHA-256 hash of the genesis file
      --grpc-only                                       Start the node in gRPC query only mode (no Tendermint process is started)
      --grpc-web.address string                         The gRPC-Web server address to listen on (default "")
      --grpc-web.enable                                 Define if the gRPC-Web server should be enabled. (Note: gRPC must also be enabled.) (default true)
      --grpc.address string                             the gRPC server address to listen on (default "")
      --grpc.enable                                     Define if the gRPC server should be enabled (default true)
      --halt-height uint                                Block height at which to gracefully halt the chain and shutdown the node
      --halt-time uint                                  Minimum block time (in Unix seconds) at which to gracefully halt the chain and shutdown the node
  -h, --help                                            help for start
      --iavl-disable-fastnode                           Enable fast node for IAVL tree (default true)
      --inter-block-cache                               Enable inter-block caching (default true)
      --inv-check-period uint                           Assert registered invariants every N blocks
      --min-retain-blocks uint                          Minimum block height offset during ABCI commit to prune Tendermint blocks
      --minimum-gas-prices string                       Minimum gas prices to accept for transactions; Any fee in a tx must meet this minimum (e.g. 0.01photino;0.0001stake)
      --moniker string                                  node name (default "node")
      --p2p.external-address string                     ip:port address to advertise to peers for them to dial
      --p2p.laddr string                                node listen address. ( means any interface, any port) (default "tcp://")
      --p2p.persistent_peers string                     comma-delimited ID@host:port persistent peers
      --p2p.pex                                         enable/disable Peer-Exchange (default true)
      --p2p.private_peer_ids string                     comma-delimited private peer IDs
      --p2p.seed_mode                                   enable/disable seed mode
      --p2p.seeds string                                comma-delimited ID@host:port seed nodes
      --p2p.unconditional_peer_ids string               comma-delimited IDs of unconditional peers
      --p2p.upnp                                        enable/disable UPNP port forwarding
      --priv_validator_laddr string                     socket address to listen on for connections from external priv_validator process
      --proxy_app string                                proxy app address, or one of: 'kvstore', 'persistent_kvstore', 'counter', 'e2e' or 'noop' for local testing. (default "tcp://")
      --pruning string                                  Pruning strategy (default|nothing|everything|custom) (default "default")
      --pruning-interval uint                           Height interval at which pruned heights are removed from disk (ignored if pruning is not 'custom')
      --pruning-keep-every uint                         Offset heights to keep on disk after 'keep-every' (ignored if pruning is not 'custom')
      --pruning-keep-recent uint                        Number of recent heights to keep on disk (ignored if pruning is not 'custom')
      --rpc.grpc_laddr string                           GRPC listen address (BroadcastTx only). Port required
      --rpc.laddr string                                RPC listen address. Port required (default "tcp://")
      --rpc.pprof_laddr string                          pprof listen address (
      --rpc.unsafe                                      enabled unsafe rpc methods
      --state-sync.snapshot-interval uint               State sync snapshot interval
      --state-sync.snapshot-keep-recent uint32          State sync snapshot to keep (default 2)
      --trace-store string                              Enable KVStore tracing to an output file
      --transport string                                Transport protocol: socket, grpc (default "socket")
      --unsafe-skip-upgrades ints                       Skip a set of upgrade heights to continue the old binary
      --with-tendermint                                 Run abci app embedded in-process with tendermint (default true)
      --x-crisis-skip-assert-invariants                 Skip x/crisis invariants check on startup

Options inherited from parent commands

      --home string         directory for config and data (default "$HOME/.axelar")
      --log_format string   The logging format (json|plain) (default "plain")
      --log_level string    The logging level (trace|debug|info|warn|error|fatal|panic) (default "info")
      --output string       Output format (text|json) (default "text")
      --trace               print out full stack trace on errors