When a machine (machine
A) with a validator running on it is dying for some reason, I would start it on another machine (machine
B). To avoid slashing, I have to copy the slashing protection history (slashing protection database) to the new machine.
For this purpose I can do regular exports of the slashing protection history on
A and store them somewhere. Let's assume I do this every 5 minutes. Now, in the worst case, when I start the validators on
B my history is 5 minutes outdated.
I have two questions here:
Can this cause slashing to my validators?
Can I also create a new history file on
Bthat only allows the validators to start some epochs later? (missing some attestations is not a problem, but it would avoid doing regular exports on