This is just basic hints, not a full guide

This assumes you have some basic linux knowledge

Download identity and storagenode from github (I like to download these things to /opt/storj/)

Create auth token HERE

Create identity HERE (This took about 4 hours on my node | E3-1280 V2)

storagenode setup. This will create config file and other needed files in ~/.local/share/storj/storagenode/config.yaml and ~/.local/share/storj/storagenode/storage

Now you need to edit ~/.local/share/storj/storagenode/config.yaml and make changes as needed (wallet, identity files and data storage locations, email, storage size)

Then move files from ~/.local/share/storj/storagenode/storage to your desireded data storage location

Then move ~/.local/share/storj/storagenode/ to your desired config folder location that will be passed with systemd below

Now you can continue to the next step of configuring systemd

SystemD Config

Make sure to create storj user

nano /etc/systemd/system/storj.service

# This is a SystemD unit file for the Storage Node
# To configure:
# - Update the user and group that the service will run as (User & Group below)
# - Ensure that the Storage Node binary is in /usr/local/bin and is named storagenode (or edit the ExecStart line
#   below to reflect the name and location of your binary
# - Ensure that you've run setup and have edited the configuration appropriately prior to starting the
#   service with this script
# To use:
# - Place this file in /etc/systemd/system/ or wherever your SystemD unit files are stored
# - Run systemctl daemon-reload
# - To start run systemctl start storagenode

Description  = Storage Node service
After        =

Type         = simple
User         = storj
Group        = storj
ExecStart    = /opt/storj/bin/storagenode run --config-dir "/data/storj/config"
Restart      = always
NotifyAccess = main

Alias        = storagenode
WantedBy     =

systemctl start storj

Make sure it’s working journalctl -f -u storj

If it’s working then enable it systemctl enable storj

You are now good to go :-) enjoy the free moneys

If you’d like to use nginx to not have to use port do the following

apt install nginx

unlink /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default

nano /etc/nginx/conf.d/storj.local

server {
        listen 80;
        server_name storj.local;
        allow; # allow only internal network

        location / {
                proxy_set_header Host $host;
                proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
                proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;

Make sure to add storj.local into your local DNS server (I use AdGuardHome, PiHole is another great one)