# Full Node Backup
Why you might want to backup your node ID:
- In case you are a seed node.
- In case you are a persistent peer for other full nodes, archive nodes, or validators.
- In case you manage a setup of senty nodes and use node IDs in your config files.
To see the associated public key:
secretd tendermint show-validator
# Full Node Private key
# Full Node Data
Gracefully shut down the node:
sudo systemctl stop secret-node
~/.secretd/data/directory except for the
Restart the node:
sudo systemctl start secret-node