Archive Node

Overview

An archive node is responsible for preserving the historical records of block transactions. Typically, this type of node is utilized as an RPC (Remote Procedure Call) endpoint. The role of RPC in our network is indispensable as it bridges the gap between users, decentralized applications (dApps), and the blockchain, leveraging WebSocket and HTTP endpoints for this connection. For instance, in our network, the public endpoints deploy archive nodes to facilitate seamless access to BEVM chains for all users.

It is advisable for DApp developers to set up their own dedicated RPC archival node. This approach not only allows them to fetch the blockchain data they require but also reduces their reliance on public infrastructures, which may suffer from slower response times and restricted access due to heavy usage and rate limits.

We maintain 3 different networks: the BEVM Mainnet , BEVM Canary, and BEVM testnet.

Requirements

Machine

NOTE

  • Storage space will increase as the network grows.

  • Archive nodes may require a larger server, depending on the amount and frequency of data requested by a dApp.

Ports

ports 30333 and 30334 need to be opened for incoming traffic at the Firewall. Collator nodes should not expose WS and RPC ports to the public.

Installation

There are 2 different ways to run an BEVM TestNet node:

Using Binary

Using Docker

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