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April 01, 2013, 05:20:10 PM
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Didn't want to post in the old thread as it has been 120 days since the last post there....

It would be nice to have a --walletdir option to specify where the wallet is. That way we can put the wallet in an encrypted volume and leave the blockchain elsewhere.

Has this been implemented? I see some people are using symlinks but that is still a pain under Windows (especially with multiple wallets).

If a patch were written would it be easy to get it merged into the client?

Thanks.

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April 01, 2013, 05:36:18 PM
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Yes, would be useful, -walletdir has been proposed before:

https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/68

It used to be a problem that both the block chain and the wallet use bdb, which shared one database directory with log files. But now that the block chain is no longer in berkeleydb it is possible to add this option.

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April 01, 2013, 06:54:13 PM
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Yes, would be useful, -walletdir has been proposed before:

https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/68

It used to be a problem that both the block chain and the wallet use bdb, which shared one database directory with log files. But now that the block chain is no longer in berkeleydb it is possible to add this option.

Thanks and good point. I see the issue is open so I made a comment there.

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April 01, 2013, 08:57:41 PM
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Thanks and good point. I see the issue is open so I made a comment there.

And to replicate the response from there:

gmaxwell commented:
@keystrike it's likely going to get subsumed by the multiple wallet support.

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April 02, 2013, 01:49:50 AM
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Thanks and good point. I see the issue is open so I made a comment there.

And to replicate the response from there:

gmaxwell commented:
@keystrike it's likely going to get subsumed by the multiple wallet support.


Looks like they are well on their way: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/2124

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