Building and running from source [advanced]

This section is intended for power users who are sure what they are doing: it is not recommended by default.

The differences with the Testnet procedure as as follows:

The code version

In the aleph-node repository, you need to checkout the tag r-12.2

Environment variables

Same as on the Testnet.

The database snapshot

Needs to be downloaded from: The link will always point to the latest version of the snapshot, taken daily.

You need to save it to chains/mainnet in your data directory.

The chainspec

You can download the chainspec from:

The bootnodes

In your environment, set the BOOT_NODES to:


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