When I do Ethereum development, I'd like the run multiple instances of Ethereum Wallet at the same time on my work machine. For example, I have a ganache development node server, a private-net server with three geth nodes, and a full node mainnet server, currently I created three different Ethereum Wallet appdata folders, and sym-link the "%APPDATA%\Ethereum Wallet" system folder to one of the three different folders when launching Ethereum Wallet with a different script each time. However, that's not possible when I want to launch those three Ethereum Wallet instances at the same time as they all look for the same "%APPDATA%\Ethereum Wallet" system folder. For geth I know I can use --datadir option to specify an appdata folder different from the "%APPDATA%\Ethereum" system default, and then run multiple instances of geth simultaneously on one machine. Is there a similar option for the "Ethereum Wallet" application? Thanks.

EDIT: By "Ethereum Wallet", I mean the Mist-based official Ethereum Wallet application, downloadable from the the official ethereum.org website. https://github.com/ethereum/mist/releases

  • I don't know what "Ethereum Wallet" is. Can you share a link? Also how do you start it? – Daniel Luca CleanUnicorn Apr 1 '18 at 8:50
  • @cleanunicorn see the edited part above. – hellopeach Apr 1 '18 at 10:43
  • the only thing to run multiple instances of geth is to use another -datadir and another port number. Mist uses geth as a backend – Nulik Apr 1 '18 at 14:01
  • What do you want to achieve with the multiple wallets? can you give us some more context? If you are not simulating miners then I do not see the advantage of having multiple wallets running over having one wallet controlling multiple addresses? – davinci26 Apr 1 '18 at 17:23
  • @Nulik I know how to run multiple geth as I have stated in the question already, however here I need to run multiple instances of Ethereum Wallet (Mist) for development purposes here, as they need to connect to different node servers via the --rpc argument. – hellopeach Apr 2 '18 at 4:49

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