A heads up regarding our next go-algorand stable release. In this upcoming release, we are making a significant default setting change to note.
NetAddress will no longer automatically mark a node as archival. If you were relying solely on NetAddress for this, you should also set
Archival: true in your configuration before applying the upgrade. This is a rare configuration, but if you only had NetAddress set, this release will progressively delete blocks from your database until the node only has recent blocks (probably over multiple days while staying caught up to the chain).
If you intend to become non-archival (formerly as an archival node), your best path forward is a fresh install.
You may refer to the beta release notes for more information on this release: