Import data from IPFS
This guide will show you how to use Lotus to directly add IPFS-hosted data to the Filecoin network.
Lotus supports making deals with data stored in IPFS, without having to re-import it into lotus.
Start the IPFS daemon on the same machine as your Lotus node:
[Client] UseIpfs = true
Restart your IPFS and Lotus daemon.
You should now be able to make deals with the data associated with your IPFS node:
ipfs add -r example.txt
This should output something like:
added QmV8FbWfaHeEVPMAzWM5paifwf94VFrpvehQqFZez5T6RW example.txt
198.39 KiB / 198.39 KiB [==========================================] 100.00 ```
You can now use that IPFS hash with
lotusto create a storage deal.
lotus client deal QmV8FbWfaHeEVPMAzWM5paifwf94VFrpvehQqFZez5T6RW t01000 <price> <duration>