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June 04, 2011, 06:29:58 AM
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Newbie question (I couldn't find the answer): Is it possible to use two different wallets with the same client (one for frequent transactions, the other to store savings)?  Huh

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June 04, 2011, 06:34:05 AM
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Newbie question (I couldn't find the answer): Is it possible to use two different wallets with the same client (one for frequent transactions, the other to store savings)?  Huh

Thanks in advance.

Yep, start the client with -datadir savings/ or -datadir current/  or something like that, then it will create a new profile for each of them
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June 04, 2011, 06:39:53 AM
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you can - but you're better off keeping them separate.

your savings wallet should be far away, and on an encrypted partition.

if you keep the two together, they are each as vulnerable as the other.  i don't mind having a 5-10 BTC wallet on my phone or on my day-to-day computer, exposed to the 'net.  but my savings wallet?  nope.
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June 04, 2011, 06:44:52 AM
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Yes, you can.

Just use the parameter -datadir=(the place you want to place the wallet)

For example, suppose your bitcoin is in the C:\Bitcoin folder and you want to place your wallet in the foler C:\mywallet.

you can write a batch file as follows:

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start c:\Bitcoin\Bitcoin.exe -datadir=C:\mywallet

exit

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save it as a bat file and run.

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June 04, 2011, 06:45:36 AM
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you can - but you're better off keeping them separate.

your savings wallet should be far away, and on an encrypted partition.

if you keep the two together, they are each as vulnerable as the other.  i don't mind having a 5-10 BTC wallet on my phone or on my day-to-day computer, exposed to the 'net.  but my savings wallet?  nope.

You are rich.

I have only 8 Bitcoin in all.

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June 04, 2011, 06:58:02 AM
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you can - but you're better off keeping them separate.

your savings wallet should be far away, and on an encrypted partition.

if you keep the two together, they are each as vulnerable as the other.  i don't mind having a 5-10 BTC wallet on my phone or on my day-to-day computer, exposed to the 'net.  but my savings wallet?  nope.

Understood. Then my real question would be: how do I create a new wallet to be used with the same client?
Thanks for your time.

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June 04, 2011, 07:03:50 AM
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How about a way to choose which address to send coins from, when there are multiple addresses (each with received coins) in a wallet?

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June 04, 2011, 07:13:30 AM
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you can - but you're better off keeping them separate.

your savings wallet should be far away, and on an encrypted partition.

if you keep the two together, they are each as vulnerable as the other.  i don't mind having a 5-10 BTC wallet on my phone or on my day-to-day computer, exposed to the 'net.  but my savings wallet?  nope.

Understood. Then my real question would be: how do I create a new wallet to be used with the same client?
Thanks for your time.

nope - you want two wallets.  that is, two separate clients.  preferably running on two different machines.

after you've got this down:

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Securing_your_wallet

...go here, for the good stuff:

http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=5194.0
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June 04, 2011, 07:22:01 AM
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you can - but you're better off keeping them separate.

your savings wallet should be far away, and on an encrypted partition.

if you keep the two together, they are each as vulnerable as the other.  i don't mind having a 5-10 BTC wallet on my phone or on my day-to-day computer, exposed to the 'net.  but my savings wallet?  nope.

Understood. Then my real question would be: how do I create a new wallet to be used with the same client?
Thanks for your time.

nope - you want two wallets.  that is, two separate clients.  preferably running on two different machines.

after you've got this down:

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Securing_your_wallet

...go here, for the good stuff:

http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=5194.0

Thank you very much (everybody) - this forum is great: never in my life I have learned so much in so little time.

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