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How to backup POA based ethereum private blockchain and restore it in a fresh new environment

Is there a way to backup the POA based ethereum private block-chain [created from microsoft azure POA template] and also restore it in a all new environment with out loosing any transactions & ...
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Quorum - Was the raft log corrupted, truncated, or lost? Incremental/Differential Backup Strategy and Restoring EVM State in a Quorum Node

Say, there is only one quorum node within each organisation (among many other quorum nodes which are spread out in other organisations) and that quorum node encountered some catastrophic incident ...
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Backup of Ethereum Node

I want to know how to take a backup of Private Ethereum Blockchain (chain data folder) while the chain is running. The problem is that suppose my chain height is at 1000 and it gets crashed or if I ...
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Backup blockchain from a running geth fullnode

I need to make backups from my running node to be able to start a second node quickly or to restore the node quickly if it gets corrupted. Does geth export work on a running node? is it a good option ...
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recover ETH transferred to ETC wallet [closed]

I have mistakenly transferred ETH to ETC wallet from Binance to Kucoin as I have gone through the reviews & noticed that I can only recover my ETH through Kucoin & there is no other way i can ...
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How can I copy Parity Browser UI favourites between computers?

On computer A I'm using the Parity Browser UI and here I have saved several of the the following: Addresses (Addressbook, not Accounts) Watched contracts How can I move these to Computer B? I've ...
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How do I backup my wallet

I'm using the Ethereum Wallet. When I click - File > Backup > Accounts, it does nothing. Can't see the UTC keystore files in AppData\Roaming\Ethereum Wallet What am I doing wrong? I have 1 ...
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How to switch to --node-light in Windows app without losing wallet?

After figuring out how to add geth --light option by adding --node-light to windows shortcut, i'm facing a new problem - apparently switching requires to reimport the wallet, and it expects a .json ...
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Backup keystore with Terminal? [duplicate]

I am running ethereum wallet v0.7.4, once the block had updated it seems as though it has killed my wallet and it keeps crashing as soon as I open it. I see my keystore in terminal, I would like to ...
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Ethereum wallet backup doesn't produce any files

I'm using ethereum wallet on windows 10. I have one account and I'm attempting to produce a backup of it. I do Accounts > Backup > Accounts and the file browser comes up, showing a directory ...
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Is there a means to archive or keep an offline version of the blockchain for recovery?

I'm fairly new to downloading and mining of the Ethereum blockchain yet I've noticed it takes hours on my 100Mbs connection (haven't even looked at it over the SD-WAN yet). I've ran into some issues ...
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If I backup my ethereum wallet, and then add to it, will the backed up copy have the funds in it?

So if I follow this guide, How to backup mist wallets? and backup my mist wallet, do I need to back it up again? Or will the backup contain all future funds?
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Jaxx backup phrase doesn't work?

I downloaded the non-HD version of the Jaxx wallet in March. I wrote down the backup phrase and sent some ether to it. Then my phone broke and I tried to restore my wallet but the words don't work. I'...
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Encrypted accounts backup and restore from 12 word seed

In my wallet I used ethereumjs-accounts library to generate and manage accounts. It allows to export and import accounts by json string or zip file. My goal is to add to export/import functionality 12-...
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How to backup multiple accounts?

I have three accounts in Ethereum-Wallet. When I go to Accounts -> Backup -> Accounts, it takes me to a folder that has 2 files. One file starts with UTC-- and ends with one of my account ...
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Ledger Nano S backup phrase + Mnemonic code converter test

So, I just tried testing my backup phrase offline on this page: https://iancoleman.github.io/bip39/ I typed in my 24 word backup phrase in the BIP39 mnemonic field and set the coin box to Ethereum. ...
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I Lost My Ethereum Wallet Backup

I have setup Ubuntu on my laptop after having Windows 10 on it, and I lost my Ethereum wallet backup file. Now I have returned to Windows 10, is there any way to restore my wallet again without my ...
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How exactly does “importing a wallet” work?

I think I might import my old wallet using Geth but there's something that's not clear. I have made a wallet backup a few months ago. However I've earned some ETH after that backup. If I restore ...
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Where is ethereum and etc stored on my desktop when using Jaxx wallet?

There was an error when opening my jaxx wallet for windows 10 desptop (containing eth and etc), and my computer suggested to reinstall the application. Without thinking, I deleted the jaxx files (but ...
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How does a Jaxx backup phrase work?

It's only 12 English words. If you figure 11 bits/word, that's only 132 bits. That doesn't seem to be close to enough bits to re-create a lost wallet. What am I missing here? How does this work?
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Need advice on backing up my entire parity directory

I'm developing a blockchain explorer and I want to backup my parity directory on Ubuntu. I've been pointed to directions on the Parity wiki for backing up but it only provides backup instructions for ...
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Moving Ethereum Application Data - Secure?

There have already been some questions regarding moving Ethereum Wallet data under Windows, for example: My C: drive in my WINDOWS PC is almost full. How can I change both geth and Mist path to ...
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Ether.li: Recovery [duplicate]

someone has a problem with ether.li. After it did not sign transactions, he accidently deleted his accounts. But all data is still here: Address Backup private Key Encrypted private key User Key ...
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Ethereum private keys

When I go to the key store folder via Mist I find a .json-file (doesn't have a .json extension, but I believe this is still a .json file) that corresponds with my ether address (UTC blablabla). If I'm ...
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how often should the wallet be backed up?

Is it enough to backup the wallet when it is created or should they be backed up every so often. I am guessing it should be enough to back up once for every account but do not know much about ...
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My Ethereum balance not showing up in Mist 0.8.6 or Ethereum wallet 0.8.6 [duplicate]

I have just switched to parity because geth doesn't work at all for me. I have synced and opened new mist 0.8.6 but I don't see my balance. What am I doing wrong? How to add an account and show my ...
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How to transfer ethereum keys and blockchain to another computer (parity) [duplicate]

I synced the blockchain, using both parity ang ethereum wallet(parity --geth) on an external vps(digital ocean) Now I would like to download everything to a local computer with scp. I found ...
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Where are my keys and chain data located if I am using Parity?

Switched from geth to Parity and wondering where my information now is. Thanks.
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Could I clone an SSD to another rig and start mining out-of-the-box on Rig B?

Hypothetically, could I just migrate the contents one SSD to another and mine on Rig B immediately? I found some information at https://radu.cotescu.com/migrating-your-ubuntu-machine-to-a-ssd-drive/ ...
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How to backup and restore accounts in the Ethereum wallet [duplicate]

How can I use the Ethereum wallet to restore the account, before this I have backuped that account and the client generate an UTC file, how can I use this file to restore my account?
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I downloaded the etherum wallet, how do you back it up wallet. [duplicate]

I saw somewhere to copy your etherum key and email it to yourself. this way you have can find it. I would imagine this would be needed, say your computer gets stolen. Please if anyone has suggestions ...
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What Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) wallets are available for Ethereum?

A Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) wallet has some nice features such as easier backup (instead of needing to backup multiple keystore files and the passwords for each of them). Are there any ...
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How compatible are ICAP addresses with HD wallets?

A Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) wallet has some nice features such as easier backup (instead of needing to backup multiple keystore files and the passwords for each of them). Since ICAP addresses ...
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Can I test different OS and combine the keystore folder later?

I have to move from Linux to Linux but also want to test under Windows. Is there any issue in running accounts and wallets under the different OS with a view to combining them under a single OS at a ...
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Is it safe to leave your account in an untrusted computer, as long as it is encrypted?

No modern OS is 100% free of viruses or hacking - and, even if it was, people can always just steal your computer. Assuming you can't be safe nobody will access your machine, is it still safe to keep ...
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How to backup mist wallets?

I know I can backup the keystore files from my running ethereum client which holds my accounts. But how can I backup wallets created with mist? Is it enough to write down the public address where the ...
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Is it possible to *write* (not print) a paper wallet without having to copy a big JSON?

In Bitcoin, you can store a paper wallet by merely writing down the private key of an address, which is very small. You can also write ~20 words generated from that address, if you want. In Ethereum, ...
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How do I backup my ether accounts?

I want to backup my accounts onto a USB or other external device for safe-keeping. How can I do that?