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Offline kripeecakes

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How do you backup a wallet? (resolved)
« on: August 22, 2014, 10:32:07 PM »

I have a windows 8 machine. I need to backup my wallet. Could someone please tell me how?

I know this is rudimentary stuff, but there are a lot of folks like me who want to invest in crypto, but are totally lost.

My wallet won't sync anymore so before I do anything I need to back it up.

Thanks
« Last Edit: August 23, 2014, 07:26:52 PM by kripeecakes »

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Re: How do you backup a wallet?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 10:36:30 PM »
I have a windows 8 machine. I need to backup my wallet. Could someone please tell me how?

I know this is rudimentary stuff, but there are a lot of folks like me who want to invest in crypto, but are totally lost.

My wallet won't sync anymore so before I do anything I need to back it up.

Thanks

1. Do File->Export.
2. To be completely at safe side, make a backup of folder "C:\Users\<User name>\AppData\Roaming\BitShares X\wallets"

3. Delete all files/folder from "C:\Users\<User name>\AppData\Roaming\BitShares X" except wallets folder
4. When uninstall old client, install brand new 0.4.6 from here https://github.com/dacsunlimited/bitsharesx/releases
5. Run the client
« Last Edit: August 22, 2014, 10:39:43 PM by testz »

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Re: How do you backup a wallet?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 10:44:51 PM »
DO NOT DELETE config.json file which is located outside the wallets folder. This is your equivalent .dat wallet!

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Re: How do you backup a wallet?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014, 10:47:45 PM »
DO NOT DELETE config.json file which is located outside the wallets folder. This is your equivalent .dat wallet!

not true, config.json doesn't mean much
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Re: How do you backup a wallet?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2014, 10:49:00 PM »
DO NOT DELETE config.json file which is located outside the wallets folder. This is your equivalent .dat wallet!

Sorry, but config.json it's NOT equivalent of wallet.dat
Anyway @kripeecakes to be "completely safe"^2 make a backup of whole "C:\Users\<User name>\AppData\Roaming\BitShares X" folder.

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Re: How do you backup a wallet?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2014, 10:55:01 PM »
really???

I didn't know that!!! I was under the impression that only the json file is the wallet! Hopefully I did also make back up to the whole wallet folder but only once...

If I don't see my BTSX after I install the new version it will make me very very sad...

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Re: How do you backup a wallet?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2014, 11:04:26 PM »
DO NOT DELETE config.json file which is located outside the wallets folder. This is your equivalent .dat wallet!

Sorry, but config.json it's NOT equivalent of wallet.dat
Anyway @kripeecakes to be "completely safe"^2 make a backup of whole "C:\Users\<User name>\AppData\Roaming\BitShares X" folder.

Whats the equivalent ubuntu folder? ~/BitShares X correct? With sub folders logs, chain, wallets, exceptions, peers.leveldb ?
Just double checking

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Re: How do you backup a wallet?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2014, 11:32:23 PM »
I am good!!! :) :) :)


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Re: How do you backup a wallet?
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2014, 12:24:48 AM »
I'm trying to get an understanding of this. So if I simply go to export and save the json file i'm not really backing up my wallet? Excuse me if I sound dumb but I rather be safe than sorry.

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Re: How do you backup a wallet?
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2014, 12:52:13 AM »
So I deleted all of the files except the wallet file installed the 0.4.6 client. The client uploads without asking for a password and the wallet is syncing from 34 days when I;ve been on there 2 hours ago. what happened did I delete the wrong file?

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Re: How do you backup a wallet?
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2014, 01:02:38 AM »
I'm trying to get an understanding of this. So if I simply go to export and save the json file i'm not really backing up my wallet? Excuse me if I sound dumb but I rather be safe than sorry.


You can go to a clean machine, install the client and restore from .json and have all your accounts and funds.

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Re: How do you backup a wallet?
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2014, 01:24:19 AM »
thanks

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Re: How do you backup a wallet?
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2014, 01:49:28 AM »
so is it actually necessary to delete all those files. if you download the new upgrade it doesn't automatically overwrite the files?

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Re: How do you backup a wallet?
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2014, 08:26:44 AM »
You can go to a clean machine, install the client and restore from .json and have all your accounts and funds.
maybe we should switch to calling in backupJson instead of .json for above reasons ... just a proposal
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Re: How do you backup a wallet?
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2014, 08:30:23 AM »
so is it actually necessary to delete all those files. if you download the new upgrade it doesn't automatically overwrite the files?

It's necessary (faster/cleaner solution) only if you move from olders client to 0.4.4+ version. For all following releases you don't need to delete anything, uninstall old version, install new and you are set.

 

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