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June 19, 2011, 03:03:52 AM
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Is it safe to restore a wallet.dat into a fully loaded block chains by using -rescan option

Lets say I have two wallet, one for my savings and the other for day to day transactions.

I only used my savings wallet once for the creation, then I made a backup of it.

Now couple weeks or months later I want to restore it and buy some stuff.

Can I just place it in %appdata% where the block chains is already downloaded?

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June 19, 2011, 03:11:14 AM
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The block chain is seprate for wallet.dat, but yes, the two wallet.dats should be interchangeable.

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June 19, 2011, 03:12:14 AM
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Is it safe to restore a wallet.dat into a fully loaded block chains by using -rescan option

Lets say I have two wallet, one for my savings and the other for day to day transactions.

I only used my savings wallet once for the creation, then I made a backup of it.

Now couple weeks or months later I want to restore it and buy some stuff.

Can I just place it in %appdata% where the block chains is already downloaded?
Yes. Just make sure not to overwrite the other wallet and lose it!

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June 19, 2011, 03:19:33 AM
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You don't even need to rescan if you're using a client after 0.3.21.

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June 19, 2011, 03:23:53 AM
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Ok thanks!

Don't worry I won't overwrite it!

I am currently building a LiveCD for secure Transactions.


Should be release soon.

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