I am setting up a full bitcoin node using BCOIN.

I spinned up a VPS on Google Cloud. Specs: 2 CPUs and 7.5 GB of RAM. 500gb of standard storage. OS: Linux ubuntu.

As I start the daemon, things go well at first. Then, I receive less and less blocks and after 10-15 minutes the daemon gets killed.

I even tried to beef up my VPS with 4 CPU and 15 GB of RAM. I also added a SWAP file. Same resault: deamon dead after 10 minutes.

I checked resource consumpion and it seems that there is plenty of spare RAM and CPU. So the VPS set up is not a problem.

Can anyone help me to solve this problem ? Thanks :-)

  • Can you post any sort of debug.log output?
    – chytrik
    Dec 23, 2019 at 21:38
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    Are you running the latest version master branch on github? Feel free to tell us your specific config, etc on IRC #bcoin (freenode) or on our slack, bcoin.io/slack-signup.html And what version of nodejs are you running? Minimum for bcoin is 10.0... See also this issue: github.com/bcoin-org/bcoin/issues/899
    – pinhead
    Dec 24, 2019 at 0:36
  • Node.js versión was the problem! Initially I had gone through the same exact procedure outlined here on the bcoin.io website, copying and pasting each and every comand as shown here:bcoin.io/guides/vps-setup.html As you can see instructions made me install node.js 9.4!! I guess it s time to update those instructions. Anyway I ve Now installed node.js 12.8 and it Just works as expected. I ve already download ed 74% of the blockchain :-) I May post a video tutorial on YouTube explaining how to install bcoin on Google Cloud. Dec 24, 2019 at 22:18
  • @Anonymous it all dependes on the use that one makes of the Bitcoin node. Dec 24, 2019 at 22:31
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    @MarioMazzola thanks for catching that in the guide, will update.
    – pinhead
    Dec 25, 2019 at 0:37

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At this time, bcoin requires nodejs version 10.0 or greater.

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