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Migrate a Lotus markets service process to Boost
This section describes how to upgrade your lotus-miner markets service to boostd
If you are running a monolith lotus-minerand have not yet split the markets service into an individual process, follow the steps in Migrate a monolith lotus-miner to Boost.
If you are running a markets service as a separate lotus-miner process:
1. Stop accepting incoming deals
2. Wait for incoming deals to complete
3. Shutdown the markets process
4. Backup the markets repository
5. Backup the markets datastore (in case you decide to roll back from Boost to Lotus) with:
lotus-shed market export-datastore --repo <repo> --backup-dir <backup-dir>
6. Make sure you have a Lotus node and miner running
7. Create and send funds to two new wallets on the lotus node to be used for Boost
Boost currently uses two wallets for storage deals:
  • The publish storage deals wallet - This wallet pays the gas cost when Boost sends the PublishStorageDeals message.
If you already have a PublishStorageDeal control wallet setup then it can be reused in boost as the PUBLISH_STORAGE_DEALS_WALLET.
  • The deal collateral wallet - When the Storage Provider accepts a deal, they must put collateral for the deal into escrow. Boost moves funds from this wallet into escrow with the StorageMarketActor.
If you already have a wallet that you want to use as the source of funds for deal collateral, then it can be reused in boost as the COLLAT_WALLET.
PUBLISH_STORAGE_DEALS_WALLET=`lotus wallet new bls`
COLLAT_WALLET=`lotus wallet new bls`
lotus send --from mywallet $PUBLISH_STORAGE_DEALS_WALLET 10
lotus send --from mywallet $COLLAT_WALLET 10
8. Boost keeps all data in a directory called the repository. By default the repository is at ~/.boost. To use a different location pass the --boost-repo parameter.
9. Export the environment variables needed for boostd migrate-markets to connect to the lotus daemon and lotus miner.
export $(lotus auth api-info --perm=admin)
export $(lotus-miner auth api-info --perm=admin)
10. Set the publish storage deals wallet as a control wallet.
export OLD_CONTROL_ADDRESS=`lotus-miner actor control list --verbose | awk '{print $3}' | grep -v key | tr -s '\n' ' '`
lotus-miner actor control set --really-do-it $PUBLISH_STORAGE_DEALS_WALLET $OLD_CONTROL_ADDRESS
11. Run boostd migrate-markets to initialize the repository and start the migration:
boostd --vv migrate-markets \
--import-markets-repo=~/.my-markets-repo \
--wallet-publish-storage-deals=$PUBLISH_STORAGE_DEALS_WALLET \
--wallet-deal-collateral=$COLLAT_WALLET \
--max-staging-deals-bytes=50000000000
The migrate-markets command
  • Initializes a Boost repository
  • Migrates markets datastore keys to Boost
    • Storage and retrieval deal metadata
    • Storage and retrieval ask data
  • Migrates markets libp2p keys to Boost
  • Migrates markets config to Boost (libp2p endpoints, settings etc)
  • Migrates the markets DAG store to Boost
12. Run the boostd service, which will start:
  • libp2p listeners for storage and retrieval
  • the JSON RPC API
  • the graphql interface (used by the react front-end)
  • the web server for the react front-end
boostd --vv run
In your firewall you will need to open the ports that libp2p listens on, so that Boost can receive storage and retrieval deals.
See the Libp2p section of config.toml in the Repository

Web UI

1. Build the React frontend
cd react
# Download and install npm packages needed by the React frontend
npm install
# Build the optimized JavaScript and CSS in boost/react/build
npm run build
2. Open the Web UI
Open http://localhost:8080 in your browser.
To access a web UI running on a remote server, you can open an SSH tunnel from your local machine:
ssh -L 8080:localhost:8080 myserver

API Access

Boost API can be accessed by setting the environment variable BOOST_API_INFO same as LOTUS_MARKET_INFO.
export BOOST_API_INFO=<TOKEN>:<API Address>
boostd auth api-info -perm auth
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