A Chia Harvest is a computer that farms Chia and connects back to a Master Node. You can almost think of it like the Master Node being a Pool and the harvesters as nodes on that “pool”. In this post we’ll talk about setting up a Chia Harvester on Ubuntu. Shouldn’t matter which version of Ubuntu. LTS or the latest should work fine.
Note: In the following commands we are assuming that the Chia directory is in your home “~/” directory on the harvester. Change the path if different.
Before we start you will need the ca directory from your Main/Master node uploaded or accessible to your Ubuntu harvester. You can get the CA directory from the following locations on Windows and Linux.
You should be able to copy and paste the following path into Explorer to get to the correct directory.
Copy this folder onto your Desktop, thumbdrive, network share, just some place you can access it.
Upload ca folder
You can use scp to upload the ca folder of the Harvester. In the following example we put the ca directory on our Windows desktop and we are uploading to our harvesters home directory.
scp -r Desktop\firstname.lastname@example.org:~/
The rest of the commands are run on the harvester. You can either ssh or physically log into it. If Chia was installed in a different directory, then you will need to change the path.
cd chia-blockchain . ./activate
You should be able to copy and paste all the following commands in, change the parts in bold as needed.
The –set-farmer-peer option is your main node’s ip address.