with "nonhosting" I meant just not hosting or renting. There is no special wallet.
Just to clarify, you created 2 independent wallets (both wit init and not init-seed)? Or used the same seed for the second wallet?
As I wrote, I have 2 independent wallets, on one external IP. The coins holding wallet does not need to be visible from outside. The only thing it needs is a connection to outside for syncing the consensus.
And I still think, it helps to tell the "nonhosting" node that there is a nearby node for syncing by running
siac gateway connect <internal (local network) ip from my main (hosting) node>:9981
regarding collateral, run siac host -v on the hosting node and you'll see detailed status- collateral locked, collateral risked and collateral lost.
For example I see:
Locked Collateral: 10.4 KS
Risked Collateral: 294.9 SC
Lost Collateral: 0 H
@RowanRK6 You can only recover the seed if you backed it up or have the password. If you have it backed up you can simply copy it to the wallet folder in appdata. If you have the password you can restore the wallet by creating a new one and then clicking recover wallet.
A critical error loading Sia has occured: Siad unexpectedly exited. Error log: Loading...
(0/6) Loading siad...
(1/6) Loading gateway...
unable to read persisted json object from disk: open C:\Users\dylan\AppData\Roaming\Sia-UI\sia\gateway\nodes.json_temp: The system cannot find the file specified.
Yes maol makes a great point, you can use these exchanges as a wallet. In fact that's how I do it. Just in case I had to move something fast. And they'll notify you by text if someone accesses your account.
Did you try just restarting Sia after deleting the file but before erasing and rebooting?
On Unix systems, space used by deleted files only gets released once the process working on the file releases it, usually when it's shut down, even though the file explorer will not show the file anymore immediately after the delete command.
May I ask if it possible to move the consensus folder to another drive(windows 10)?
I am having low free space on my C drive (ssd) and i'd like to move it to a normal HDD
Should be possible, try using a hard link to tell Sia about the new location (use Google to find out what that is if you don't know yet). I did the same thing on Linux (different commands for linking, sorry can't help on Windows)
It's hard to debug a financial algorithm without knowing a lot more... let's try with a few simple questions!
Do you have enough funds in your wallet?
How big is the file?
What's the allowance (i.e. are there enough hosts that would form a deal with you based on what you're willing to spend?
What happens if you upload another (small) file?
What happens if you increase the allowance and then try again?