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May 21, 2011, 10:00:53 PM
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Im pretty sure i read this but i wanted to make sure its possible. I want to know if you can keep your wallet on your USB drive. Once my wallet hits 100Bitcoins in my wallet i was going to move it on a spare USB drive and start a new wallet.
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Make sure you back up your wallet regularly! With Bitcoin-Qt, it needs to be backed up at least as often as every 100 transactions (both sends and receipts) or new addresses.
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May 21, 2011, 10:39:27 PM
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Yes, your wallet is just a file called wallet.dat. You can back it up where ever you want it.

Also, it's often recommended that you also encrypt your backup wallet files. This would be good advice in case your USB drive falls into the wrong hands. Just search online for file encryption tools.
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May 21, 2011, 10:41:48 PM
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Here's an additional resource regarding backing up your wallet:

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Securing_your_wallet
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May 22, 2011, 01:49:07 AM
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thanks for the help
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