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Restore a validator

A validator can be completely restored on a new JMES node with the following set of keys:

  • The Consensus key, stored in ~/.jmes/config/priv_validator.json
  • The mnemonic to the validator wallet

Before proceeding, ensure that the existing validator is not active. Double voting has severe slashing consequences.

To restore a validator:

  1. Setup a full JMES node synced up to the latest block.
  2. Replace the ~/.jmes/config/priv_validator.json file of the new node with the associated file from the old node, then restart your node.