Systemd configuration

First ensure that you have created and configured your full node for the proper testnet and you haven't run akashd start yet.

Start by creating the following file and open it in your choice of editor:

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/akashd.service

Fill that file with the following valid toml:

NOTE: the User, ExecStart and WorkingDirectory will depend on your system and how you installed akashd.

# /etc/systemd/system/akashd.service
[Unit]
Description=Cosmos akash Node
After=network.target
[Service]
Type=simple
User=ubuntu
WorkingDirectory=/home/ubuntu
ExecStart=/home/ubuntu/go/bin/akashd start --pruning="everything"
Restart=on-failure
RestartSec=3
LimitNOFILE=4096
[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Once that is done you will need to reload the systemd daemon and start the service:

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl start akashd
# then you can view the logs using journalctl
journalctl -u akashd -f