Restore a Validator

Restore a Validator

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

  • The Consensus key, stored in ~/.sei/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:

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