Sync from Snapshot
Shortcut to sync a node to the mainnet from a snapshot
To setup a node from a snapshot we will need to:
  1. 1.
    Install the latest production binary, v6.0.0 at time of writing. Refer to Mainnet Upgrades to confirm current latest binary.
  2. 2.
    Set variables and initialise the node.
  3. 3.
    Download the Phoenix genesis.json
  4. 4.
    Install Cosmovisor (Do not start)
  5. 5.
    Download and extract a recent snapshot.
  6. 6.
    Start Cosmovisor.

Junod Installation

To get up and running with the junod binary, please follow the instructions here.
Install the latest production binary,v6.0.0 at time of writing. Refer to Mainnet Upgrades to confirm current latest binary.

Configuration of Shell Variables

For this guide, we will be using shell variables. This will enable the use of the client commands verbatim. It is important to remember that shell commands are only valid for the current shell session, and if the shell session is closed, the shell variables will need to be re-defined.
If you want variables to persist for multiple sessions, then set them explicitly in your shell .profile, as you did for the Go environment variables.
To clear a variable binding, use unset $VARIABLE_NAME. Shell variables should be named with ALL CAPS.

Choose the required mainnet chain-id

The current Juno Network chain-id is juno-1. Set the CHAIN_ID:

Set your moniker name

Choose your <moniker-name>, this can be any name of your choosing and will identify your validator in the explorer. Set the MONIKER_NAME:
# Example
MONIKER_NAME="Validatron 9000"

Set persistent peers

Persistent peers will be required to tell your node where to connect to other nodes and join the network. To retrieve the peers for the chosen chain-id:
# Set the base repo URL for mainnet & retrieve peers
export PEERS="$(curl -s "$CHAIN_REPO/persistent_peers.txt")"
NB: If you are unsure about this, you can ask in discord for the current peers and explicitly set them in ~/.juno/config/config.toml instead.

Setting up the Node

These instructions will direct you on how to initialize your node, synchronize to the network.

Initialize the chain

junod init "$MONIKER_NAME" --chain-id $CHAIN_ID
This will generate the following files in ~/.juno/config/
  • genesis.json
  • node_key.json
  • priv_validator_key.json

Download the genesis file

Download the the "Phoenix" geneis file. The following instructions download the genesis file hosted by blockpane.
# Download genesis.json file
curl > ~/.juno/config/genesis.json
This will replace the genesis file created using junod init command with the mainnet genesis.json.
Alternate directions to download the genesis from IPFS are provided by Simon from Confio here.

Set persistent peers

Using the peers variable we set earlier, we can set the persistent_peers in ~/.juno/config/config.toml:
sed -i.bak -e "s/^persistent_peers *=.*/persistent_peers = \"$PEERS\"/" ~/.juno/config/config.toml

Set minimum gas prices

For RPC nodes and Validator nodes we recommend setting the following minimum-gas-prices. As we are a permissionless wasm chain, this setting will help protect against contract spam and potential wasm contract attack vectors.
In $HOME/.juno/config/app.toml, set minimum gas prices:
sed -i.bak -e "s/^minimum-gas-prices *=.*/minimum-gas-prices = \"0.0025ujuno,0.001ibc\/C4CFF46FD6DE35CA4CF4CE031E643C8FDC9BA4B99AE598E9B0ED98FE3A2319F9\"/" ~/.juno/config/app.toml
The above configuration will set the validator to accept both ujuno and IBC Atom as fees for transactions. This is the recommended configuration.

Setup Cosmovisor

Follow these instructions to setup cosmovisor. Do not start the node while following the setup instructions.
Using cosmovisor is completely optional. If you choose not to use cosmovisor, you will need to be sure to attend network upgrades to ensure your validator does not have downtime and get jailed.

Download and extract snapshot

Polkachu Validator provides the community with daily snapshots for the Juno Network. The snapshot server is periodically state-synced, so the snapshots do not contain full history.
To download and extract a snapshot, follow the instructions provided at

Start Cosmovisor

Finally, enable the Cosmovisor service and start it.
sudo -S systemctl daemon-reload
sudo -S systemctl enable cosmovisor
sudo systemctl start cosmovisor
Check it is running using:
sudo systemctl status cosmovisor
If you need to monitor the service after launch, you can view the logs using:
journalctl -u cosmovisor -f
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Junod Installation
Configuration of Shell Variables
Choose the required mainnet chain-id
Set your moniker name
Set persistent peers
Setting up the Node
Initialize the chain
Download the genesis file
Set persistent peers
Set minimum gas prices
Setup Cosmovisor
Download and extract snapshot
Start Cosmovisor