I've successfully set up a 4 GPU rig and have been mining for about a month now. I see that my rig has an ether base, and i essentially mine ether to that base. The base has an address something akin to an account.
I also set up an account and have successfully transferred ether to it.
Now, if i were to rebuilt my rig, or migrate to another rig running a different operating system, what are the steps that i should be taking to ensure I retain all my Ether?
I am suspecting that I won't be able to keep my current ether base, so that would entail transferring all my ether from the base to the account, and migrating to another system. Is my supposition correct?