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Znode Upgrade Guide

Here’s a quick step-by-step guide to get your Znode up and running with the latest version in a few minutes. This guide assumes you are upgrading from a 0.13.6.x version to the latest 0.13.6.3. If you are upgrading from a 0.13.4.x  or 0.13.5.x version, please adjust the folder paths in step 4 accordingly.

Please note that there is no reason to wait for a payout, as an update completed within a timeframe of 3 hours after first stopping the daemon, will not interfere with your qualification for a reward.

  1. Log on to your Znode
  2. Copy a link to the Linux archive from GitHub or Bitbucket by right-clicking the file name (zcoin-qt-0.13.6.2-linux64.tar.gz) and selecting the copy link menu item in your browser
  3. On the Znode’s command line, type “wget” and insert the copied link after it like so: wget https://bitbucket.org/zcoinofficial/zcoin/downloads/zcoin-qt-0.13.6.3-linux64.tar.gz This will download the archive to your Znode
  4. Stop the zcoin daemon
    cd ~/zcoin-0.13.6/bin (this is the folder of the version you are upgrading from)
    ./zcoin-cli stop
    and remove the old version
    cd ~
    rm -rv zcoin-0.13.6 (see above)
  5. Unpack the downloaded archive by typing
    tar xvzf zcoin-qt-0.13.6.3-linux64.tar.gz
  6. Now you can start your Znode again
    cd ~/zcoin-0.13.6/bin (new version)
    ./zcoind -daemon

When upgrading from a 0.13.4.x version your Znode will go through a mandatory reindex upon the first start of the daemon. You can follow the process by periodically checking the output of ./zcoin-cli getinfo and wait till it shows the current block (as seen on our block explorer) or wait till ./zcoin-cli znsync status shows the status “ZNODE_SYNC_FINISHED”.

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