command line interface for farming on the storj network

Usage no npm install needed!

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Storj Farmer CLI

A command line interface for farming on the Storj network.


Install globally with NPM:

[sudo] npm install -g storj-farmer-cli

Once installed, you will have access to the storj command line interface. To make sure everything installed correctly, run:

storj --help

The first time you run the storj CLI, it will walk you through a setup wizard to generate a configuration file and an ECDSA private key which will be encrypted with a passphrase of your choice.

> $ storj

 Let's setup your Storj configuration!

 STORJ-FARMER-CLI >> Enter your public hostname or IP address >>  (
 STORJ-FARMER-CLI >> Enter the port number the service should use (0 for random) >>  (0)
 STORJ-FARMER-CLI >> Use NAT traversal strategies to become available on the network >>  (true)
 STORJ-FARMER-CLI >> Enter the URI of a known seed >>  (storj://
 STORJ-FARMER-CLI >> Enter the path to store configuration and data >>  (/home/gordon/.storj-farmer-cli)
 STORJ-FARMER-CLI >> Enter the amount of storage space you can share >>  (5MB)
 STORJ-FARMER-CLI >> Enter a payment address to receive rewards (telemetry must be enabled) >>  19yTbd85U2QrnUvburphe1kHxKBgR92WYj
 STORJ-FARMER-CLI >> Will you share telemetry data with Storj to help improve the network? >>  (false) true
 STORJ-FARMER-CLI >> Enter the path to store your encrypted private key >>  (/home/gordon/.storj-farmer-cli/id_ecdsa)
 STORJ-FARMER-CLI >> Enter a password to protect your private key >>  ********

Once the setup wizard has completed, you will be asked to decrypt your key and the program will connect to the network.

You can run multiple instances by specifying a different data directory using the --datadir option. If no configuration has been created for the given data directory, then the setup wizard will run again.

Running in the Background

You can run a farmer in the background using a process manager like PM2:

npm install -g pm2

Now you can instruct PM2 to start your farmer in the background and keep it running, restarting it automatically in the event that it goes down.

pm2 start path/to/node-storj/bin/storj.js -- --password <your_password>

Check the logs at any time with:

pm2 logs 0

Configuring Contract Subscriptions

By default, if you indicated during the wizard that you'd like to accept storage contracts from the network, storj will set a few common contract opcode sequences in your configuration file:

  "network": {
    "opcodes": [

These opcodes indicate you are interested in storing shards between 0mb-32mb for up to 90 days at a time and that your availability and speed is average. You might like to tweak these settings to better suit your hardware.

See Contract Topics for more information on which opcodes you should use.


For complete documentation on the format of the configuration file, see storj/farmer.


Storj Farmer CLI - A command line interface for farming on the Storj network. Copyright (C) 2016 Storj Labs, Inc

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