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July 04, 2011, 11:58:01 PM
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When my Windows is turned off by a power loss, my blkindex.dat gets corrupted, I have to delete it (otherwise the client won't start) and wait hours to regenerate it.

Is there a faster solution?

Where can I post a feature request for the Bitcoin developers to handle this problem?
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July 05, 2011, 03:51:19 AM
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Trust me, they're working on it. No need to bother them with that.

It is not their problem, anyways.

Like you said, your power shut off.

There are many programs who can be severely affected by an instant power shut off. The windows operating system itself being one of them. And that is a multi-billion-dollar software engineering project. So don't get your hopes up for bitcoin any time soon.

Simply delete the block chain, re-download it, and invest $100 in a UPS (Un-interruptable Power Supply) so you have time to shut off your computer the next time your power goes out.

You shouldn't really be running the bitcoin client 24/7 open on a machine anyways. What happens when somebody decides to use your computer for a minute? They could transfer all of your funds away in a second.
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July 05, 2011, 10:20:19 AM
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Trust me, they're working on it.

Not very helpful. Can you provide a link to the feature request so I can upvote it?
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July 05, 2011, 06:07:14 PM
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You could try downloading the blockchain here, and every time you need to delete the blockchain, simply copy those files over:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/blockchain/
I know it says not to use it with an existing wallet, but I think you should be fine if you run the client with -rescan (I can't make any guarantees, though). Should save some time.

Edit: You can view/submit feature requests here: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues

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July 07, 2011, 12:57:16 AM
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You could try downloading the blockchain here, and every time you need to delete the blockchain, simply copy those files over:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/blockchain/
I know it says not to use it with an existing wallet, but I think you should be fine if you run the client with -rescan (I can't make any guarantees, though). Should save some time.

Edit: You can view/submit feature requests here: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues

Very helpful! Thanks!
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July 07, 2011, 05:07:30 AM
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invest $100 in a UPS (Un-interruptable Power Supply)

i'm the kind of person who always has a thousand windows open and a thousand tabs in each window... my recent ups purchase has been one of the best investments ever and has saved me at least once since i got it a few weeks ago. lightning storms are no longer much of an issue.
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July 07, 2011, 08:29:42 AM
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My blockchain corrupted some weeks ago too. Had to redownload it all

And no, i didn't power off the computer with the bitcoin client open

And no, Windows doesn't really suffer from a power loss... (at least, since XP)
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