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BitMofo
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July 16, 2011, 08:48:01 PM
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Is it ok to backup the wallet.dat file before the coins in the wallet are confirmed? Will the confirmations continue when the wallet is reloaded in the client? Or will they become lost?

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July 16, 2011, 10:17:10 PM
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yes this is ok. Your wallet only represents a sort of private key to your addresses and those addresses themselves. with that private key your coins will be reassigned on a new bitcoin install when the blockchain is downloaded.
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July 16, 2011, 11:37:02 PM
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yeah, all the transactions (bitcoin coming and going) for your wallet (unique address) are in the block chain. They exist regardless of the status of the wallet.

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