Unlocking a ZelNode
This page describes the steps to shut down a ZelNode and properly unlock your collateral
Step 1 - (Optional) Log into your VPS/server, shut down the daemon, and shut down your VPS/server
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sudo systemctl stop zelcash
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zelcashd stop
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sudo shutdown -h now
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Step 2 - With your full node wallet closed, navigate to the zelnode.conf file
    Windows:C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Zelcash
    MacOS: ~/Library/Application Support/zelcash
    Linux: ~/.zelcash/
Step 3 - Find the ZelNode you wish to shut down and put a hash character in front of the entire line
Hash character is SHIFT + 3
Looks like '#' without the quotes
Step 4 - Open your full node wallet and allow the wallet to fully sync.
Step 5 - Your collateral should now show as spendable in your wallet.
Reminder: If you are shutting down your ZelNode for good, remember to stop your VPS service so you don't keep paying the monthly fee.
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