Feathercoin daemon and wallet production version 0.19.1
Old daemon and wallet version 0.18.3

Updating the local wallet client


  • | Tip hectorlee

    Hi guys,

    I am really new to the cryptocurrency idea but I’m really excited about it. I understand that the client is important because it contains the keys to your wallet. Where does the mac and windows client store the data? If I update the software, does it generate a new wallet? Should I just replace the app or .exe file? I’m hoping not to do something stupid and lose coins.


  • | Tip ShadowEW

    Hi there hectorlee, if you’d like to backup your wallet simply open Feathercoin-qt, press File and hit Backup wallet.

    Your default wallet is saved into %appdata%/Feathercoin so you risk nothing removed or replacing ANY of the files inside of the Feathercoin archive. ^^
    [quote]C:\Users\Iselia\AppData\Roaming\Feathercoin[/quote]
    As an example.

    Edit: Your Wallet Backup (from File->Backup Wallet) and wallet.dat inside %appdata% are one and the same.


  • | Tip hectorlee

    So I have to manually back it up all the time? I was thinking of linking the file into dropbox or something so that it automatically backs up for me all the time.


  • | Tip ShadowEW

    [quote name=“hectorlee” post=“1811” timestamp=“1368106128”]
    So I have to manually back it up all the time? I was thinking of linking the file into dropbox or something so that it automatically backs up for me all the time.
    [/quote]
    You can do that too, just symlink the file from %appdata% to your dropbox.

    Be warned though, DropBox claim to have rights over any file stored with them, so whilst it’s a live backup of the file and it’s secured to ‘your’ DropBox account you’re technically still sharing the file with themselves.


  • | Tip hectorlee

    Thanks. I just don’t trust it without an automatic backup.


  • | Tip spynappels

    I’d also suggest encrypting it if you’re going to store it on dropbox.

    Stefan


  • | Tip ShadowEW

    [quote name=“spynappels” post=“1918” timestamp=“1368119460”]
    I’d also suggest encrypting it if you’re going to store it on dropbox.

    Stefan
    [/quote]
    Exactly as I do, the only problem then is it is no longer a ‘live’ backup… Well, unless store a small truecrypt archive in dropbox, which is mounted as a drive, and then has the wallet symlinked from %appdata% to the truecrypt drive.


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