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April 19, 2013, 06:56:52 AM
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Hi i tried to transfer the blockchain from my laptop to another computer.

I copied all the blk*.dat and rev*.dat files from the c:/.../bitcoin/blocks folder into 2 dvds and then in the .../bitcoins/blocks folder of the second pc.

The problem is that when i opened bitcoin-qt on my second computer it gave me an error msg about the blockchain and started downloading the chain from the beginning.

So what am i doing wrong?
(actually i m not even sure if all those .dat files are the actual blockchain but anyway)

Thank you.

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April 19, 2013, 01:56:03 PM
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You only need to transfer the blocks and chainstate folders between the bitcoin directories. Cool  You missed the chainstate folder. Wink

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April 19, 2013, 03:03:37 PM
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bitcoin databases are not portable. you need to use detachdb before moving the databases.

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

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April 19, 2013, 05:54:32 PM
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Wasn't that changed in version 0.8.0?

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