Install the node certificate directory

[root@octopus ~]# mv /var/stasher/newnodes/octopus /var/stasher/nodes/
[root@octopus ~]# ls -al /var/stasher/nodes
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 3 root   root   4096 Mar 17 16:14 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 root   root   4096 Mar 17 16:10 ..
drwxr-xr-x 4 daemon daemon 4096 Mar 17 16:13

The default location for new node directories created by stashermg in the default stasher package for Fedora is /var/stasher/newnodes. The startup script in the stock stasher package, though, starts nodes from /var/stasher/nodes.

This allows a single machine to server as both in the cluster management function, creating new node directories, and running one of the nodes too. The machine's node directory lives in /var/stasher/nodes, which remains unaffected by stashermg's activities.

The startup script in the stock stasher package for Fedora starts a server in each subdirectory in /var/stasher/nodes. The same machine can run nodes belonging to different object repository clusters. The names of subdirectories in /var/stasher/nodes do not need to match the node's or the cluster's name (the --name parameter to stashermg).

Setting up a new node on another machine consists of copying the entire new directory to another machine, taking care to preserve its ownership and the correct permissions of its contents. scp -p -r will work.