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June 19, 2011, 12:43:36 AM
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It is the most tedious of things to watch. Hours and hours of watching the block chain add up. Can you back this up? Cause every time I switch my motherboard BitCoin client won't open and the "fix" was to delete everything in the users/appdata/roaming/bitcoin folder except for wallet.dat - is there a better way to ensure this won't continue to happen on the next motherboard switch?
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June 19, 2011, 12:30:02 PM
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Yes, comrpessing it will decrease it by 50%+ as well. When you restore it, it wont be up to date so you will have to download additional blocks.

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June 19, 2011, 01:00:40 PM
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Yes, comrpessing it will decrease it by 50%+ as well. When you restore it, it wont be up to date so you will have to download additional blocks.

Are the files to backup named 'blck0001.dat' and 'blkindex.dat'? Why would I want to compress them? Thanks for your help.
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June 20, 2011, 12:25:07 AM
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NVM, switched out mobo without issue this time lol

I suspect all drivers were there so it wasnt a shock to windows. WIN!
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June 20, 2011, 10:36:38 PM
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You can always just download most of the blockchain the 'regular' HTTP way from sourceforge.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/blockchain/

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