Bitcoin Forum
November 25, 2017, 10:23:34 AM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.15.1  [Torrent].
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Can you back up the block chain?  (Read 5496 times)
PC Surgeon
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 42


View Profile
June 19, 2011, 12:43:36 AM
 #1

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?
1511605414
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1511605414

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1511605414
Reply with quote  #2

1511605414
Report to moderator
1511605414
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1511605414

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1511605414
Reply with quote  #2

1511605414
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1511605414
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1511605414

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1511605414
Reply with quote  #2

1511605414
Report to moderator
1511605414
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1511605414

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1511605414
Reply with quote  #2

1511605414
Report to moderator
1511605414
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1511605414

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1511605414
Reply with quote  #2

1511605414
Report to moderator
kripz
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 182



View Profile
June 19, 2011, 12:30:02 PM
 #2

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.

 Merged mining, free SMS notifications, PayPal payout and much more.
http://btcstats.net/sig/JZCODg2
PC Surgeon
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 42


View Profile
June 19, 2011, 01:00:40 PM
 #3

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.
PC Surgeon
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 42


View Profile
June 20, 2011, 12:25:07 AM
 #4

NVM, switched out mobo without issue this time lol

I suspect all drivers were there so it wasnt a shock to windows. WIN!
LegitBit
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 140



View Profile
June 20, 2011, 10:36:38 PM
 #5

You can always just download most of the blockchain the 'regular' HTTP way from sourceforge.

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

Donate : 1EiAKUmTVtqXsaGLKQQVvLT9DDnHsT7jTZ (Block Explorer)
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!