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December 18, 2011, 03:46:59 AM
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i hadn't backed up my wallet for a while and just noticed that there is now a wallet.dat and a wallet.dat.rewrite in my Bitcoin folder.  which is the real private key wallet that needs to be backed up?

I believe .rewrite is the old wallet, which ideally should be "rewritten" over since it may hold unencrypted private keys as a result of a bug in the 0.4 wallet encryption code. Ideally though if you used the built in encryption prior to 0.5 you should transfer your coins to a new wallet in case the old one has leaked.

thats a good pt.  i'm moving them now....
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December 18, 2011, 06:18:31 PM
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i hadn't backed up my wallet for a while and just noticed that there is now a wallet.dat and a wallet.dat.rewrite in my Bitcoin folder.  which is the real private key wallet that needs to be backed up?

wallet.dat

wallet.dat.rewrite SHOULD be automatically removed as part of the upgrade-to-0.5 process; I don't know why it isn't in some cases-- and, frankly, I would much rather spend time getting really, truly secure wallet solutions working.

RE: bitcoin version 0.4 starting up on your machine:

You should run the old bitcoin, un-check the "start on windows system startup", then exit.
Then remove it using the Add/Remove Programs control panel doo-hickey (did that move again in Vista?).  You should see both "bitcoin" (the old 0.4) and "bitcoin-qt" (the new 0.5).

... all of which is, I know, annoying and painful.  Again, frankly, I'm more interested in spending time on the very-highest-priority issues rather than making every beta release upgrade completely smooth in all cases.

How often do you get the chance to work on a potentially world-changing project?
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December 19, 2011, 03:56:16 AM
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There is something wrong.
I have copy the old 0.5 wallet to 0.5.1 and transfer bitcoins to my mt.gox account,but today there is a strange address show in my bitcoin0.5.1:1FvEPVsHmX3TjwUn4PPpwTdHcTA8BQSATE.
It show I transfer 2.12027407 BTC to that address.But I swear I haven't do it.
What's wrong with it?
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December 20, 2011, 03:05:09 AM
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I'm on Ubuntu subscribed to the Matt Corallo PPA but so far have seen no 0.5.1 update come down. Is that delayed or something wrong why it's not being propagated?
Thx.

Edit: I spoke too soon. A few minutes after posting the update manager showed it was coming. I guess the squeaky wheel gets the grease here. Is it normal to take 3-4 days to get recognized?

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December 20, 2011, 04:14:55 AM
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I'm on Ubuntu subscribed to the Matt Corallo PPA but so far have seen no 0.5.1 update come down. Is that delayed or something wrong why it's not being propagated?
Thx.

Edit: I spoke too soon. A few minutes after posting the update manager showed it was coming. I guess the squeaky wheel gets the grease here. Is it normal to take 3-4 days to get recognized?
For what it's worth; Subscribing to the same PPA an Ubuntu 11.10 machine I have updated bitcoind along with all my other updates. Totally sweet. Cheesy The version 10.10 computer im on right now is not cooperating. Smiley (I'm still happy though)

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