Scalability ,cluster of seed nodes

+2 votes
Is any option exist to run seed/master nodes in cluster for backup,resilience,fallback ?
asked Oct 19, 2017 by anonymous

1 Answer

+1 vote

Yes, absolutely, you can run any number of nodes that you want, and if appropriate share private keys between them using APIs like dumpprivkey and importprivkey.

Please note however that the node which started the blockchain has no special status once other nodes are connected. At the start it will be the only administrator of the chain, but there's no reason why other administrators on other nodes can't be added, and can even replace the original one.

answered Oct 20, 2017 by MultiChain
When I shutdown the node1/seed node then multichain daemon goes down and Multichain explorer fails to load the data.
Yes, that is because the Explorer is connected to this specific node. There's nothing preventing you from connecting the Explorer to another node instead.