Uninstalling Ether-1 Nodes

How to quickly disable the Ether-1 Node services and delete the application data.


Removing the Ether-1 node services and data is as simple as disabling the services and deleting the application data. When you disable the services, they still exist on your system but they are not executed upon reboot.

This guide assumes you installed the Ether-1 Node software as the ether1node user. If you installed the software as a different user, adjust the instructions accordingly, specifically on the last step replace /ether1node/ with the username for your Ether-1 user.

Disable Ether-1 Services

Regardless of which node you're running, executing all the following commands will disable all Ether-1 Node services.

sudo systemctl stop ethoFS
sudo systemctl disable ethoFS
sudo systemctl stop ipfs
sudo systemctl disable ipfs
sudo systemctl stop ether1node
sudo systemctl disable ether1node

Delete Application Data

Delete all IPFS data and chain data by executing:

rm -rf /home/ether1node/.ipfs/*
rm -rf /home/ether1node/.ether1/*

Reversing The Process

If you've changed your mind and want to run the Ether-1 Node (regardless of type) after all, you can reverse the whole process and return into a fully synchronized and running node by executing:

sudo systemctl enable ether1node
sudo systemctl start ether1node
sudo systemctl enable ipfs
sudo systemctl start ipfs
sudo systemctl enable ethoFS
sudo systemctl start ethoFS

Checking Ether-1 Service Status

Whether you've decided to stick with your decision to disable the Ether-1 Node services or decided to enable them again, you can use the commands below to determine their status.

Make sure the Ether-1 processes are either running or not running by executing:

sudo journalctl -f -u ether1node -u ethoFS -u ipfs

You should see no records indicating activity if the services are disabled. If you see activity, the services are running.

You can also check the operational status of the Ether-1 Node services by executing:

sudo systemctl status ethoFS
sudo systemctl status ipfs
sudo systemctl status ether1node

The first 2 commands are specifically for Gateway Nodes while the last one is common across all Ether-1 nodes. If the services are disabled, that will be reflected in the status message returned.