I apologize for posting this as a new topic. I'm sure it's been discussed at length before. Can someone please point me to the thread that contains the defacto "best" way to backup (in many places) safely encrypted copies of your wallet.dat file...?
In other words, HOW best should the average not-too-too-technical user:
- backup his wallet.dat file (or multiple wallet.dat files?)
- encrypt it
- distribute backup copies all over the place
- who to give the password to (if anyone)
Do you need to Quit the Bitcoin application before copying the file out?
Do you need to Delete the wallet.dat file that you copied out? ...and let the app create a new one? ...or just leave the original one there?
What will be the results of either of these actions?
What software should you use to encrypt your wallet.dat file before storing it?
I want to create a screencast How To video, for the http://bitcoinme.com
site, and everywhere else, to teach the normal man-on-the-street user how to "back up his money file".