Bitcoin Forum
December 08, 2016, 09:50:47 AM *
News: To be able to use the next phase of the beta forum software, please ensure that your email address is correct/functional.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Newb Backup Question  (Read 889 times)
Juntow
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 4


View Profile
June 07, 2011, 05:16:57 PM
 #1

If I have an encrypted wallet backup, I understand that I should re-do the backup before the next 100 transactions. Sorry for the stupid question, but when I update the backup, do I just need to load the wallet.dat back up, or should I send the coins to a brand new wallet and back that up?

Thanks
1481190647
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481190647

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481190647
Reply with quote  #2

1481190647
Report to moderator
1481190647
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481190647

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481190647
Reply with quote  #2

1481190647
Report to moderator
1481190647
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481190647

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481190647
Reply with quote  #2

1481190647
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1481190647
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481190647

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481190647
Reply with quote  #2

1481190647
Report to moderator
1481190647
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481190647

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481190647
Reply with quote  #2

1481190647
Report to moderator
1481190647
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481190647

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481190647
Reply with quote  #2

1481190647
Report to moderator
Maged
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1260


View Profile
June 07, 2011, 05:24:12 PM
 #2

To update a backup, you just need to copy over your current wallet.dat. We also recommend exiting out of bitcoin before doing so.

Juntow
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 4


View Profile
June 07, 2011, 05:28:34 PM
 #3

So if I have a backup and a spending wallet, all I have to do is remove the spending wallet for a minute, copy the backup back into the location, load bitcoin, exit, back it up again and then restore my spending wallet?

if thats the case thats what I was thinking. thanks!  Smiley
Maged
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1260


View Profile
June 07, 2011, 06:45:59 PM
 #4

So if I have a backup and a spending wallet, all I have to do is remove the spending wallet for a minute, copy the backup back into the location, load bitcoin, exit, back it up again and then restore my spending wallet?

if thats the case thats what I was thinking. thanks!  Smiley
I'm confused. Are you just trying to backup your spending wallet or are you trying to create a savings wallet?

Juntow
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 4


View Profile
June 07, 2011, 06:49:57 PM
 #5

I have spending and savings wallet. I want to update the savings wallet backup.
Stephen Gornick
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2002



View Profile
June 07, 2011, 06:51:08 PM
 #6

If at any time the only copy of a wallet is on your "backup" media, then you don't have a backup you only have a single copy stored elsewhere than on your computer.

There are multiple approaches to keeping backups, including having a "savings" and a separate "checking" wallet as you describe.  Those are good practices when the amount of bitcoins becomes more than pocket change.

Incidentally, here's a guide from the Bitcoin wiki on the subject:
  - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Securing_your_wallet#Backup


Juntow
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 4


View Profile
June 07, 2011, 07:04:11 PM
 #7

Ok I understand now! No need to update savings backup because it is a different wallet from my spending.

Thank you!
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!