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Automatic Wallet Backup Documentation

Discussion in 'Daemon and QT Wallet Guides' started by crowning, May 8, 2015.

  1. crowning

    crowning Well-known Member

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    Is it really necessary to backup every time the wallet opens? There is a limit of one each minute, but wouldn't once per day be more reasonable?

    The backups folder has an s. Bottom note might be better with this:
    Note: when you change the data directory for Dash with the command-line parameter '-datadir=newfolder' the backups folder will be created in that directory.

    Otherwise, I really like that the extension isn't a .dat and that the .xx is a constantly changing number. - Makes it harder for an attacker to find a wallet when it isn't a defined extension.
     
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    I noticed that the backup file timestamp (in filename) is not local (my computer) time.
    I started wallet 9:30 PM and backup timestamp was 6:30 PM.
    No biggie, just noticed this.
    Win7.
     
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    I think the internal (-wallet) time is GMT.

    Do you live in a timezone with GMT+3?
     
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    Yes, Finland, wintertime is UTC+2 and summertime is UTC+3.
    And now is the summertime.

    EDIT: corrected timezones.
     
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    Am I missing something here? I put -createwalletbackups=10 in my dash.conf and there is still no backup folder after restarting he client several times. Win7 64
     
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    General information for ALL Dash-parameters:
    • when you specify a parameter as command-line-option, the "-" (minus) is mandatory, e.g. -createwalletbackups=7
    • if you want to do this via dash.conf you need to write createwalletbackups=7 (without(!) the minus)
    • most but not all command-lines parameters can be used in dash.conf....one obvious exception is the parameter for the name of the config-file itself
    But you don't have to configure anything at all, 10 backups is the default setting.

    You DO use wallet-version v0.11.1.23?
     
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    Thanks for pointing out the obvious goof, and yes I am using .23. EDIT: Ignore me, I'm an idiot. Downloaded .23 and then forgot to extract the files. I should sleep more often.
     
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