I am stuck here trying to backup my wallets. i have created 4 of them. Now i have one wallet that i want to back up to put on another machine. I put this in.
./src/zcash-cli backupwallet my_backed_up_wallet.dat
error code: -4
Cannot backup wallet until the -exportdir option has been set
I am not so experienced with linux that much but can someone help me thanks.
If you’re using Ubuntu, displaying the ‘hidden’ folders (the ones named with a ‘.’ at the beginning) can be toggled by pressing Ctrl-H. Look for your wallet.dat file(s) in the .zcash folder. You might also like to try opening a terminal window and entering:
and / or
Thanks I found the wallet.dat. Does this file backup all of my wallets or just one? And just by this file I can import wallet into a new machine?
I haven’t experimented with multiple wallet files. So far as I know, the file named wallet.dat in the .zcash folder is the default. There’s also a zcashd option -
You’ll want to set a directory to export to in the config file you created. Use
exportdir= and add the path to the directory you want to export to.
Also, don’t include the
.dat file extension with the command.
Here’s a reviewed but not-yet-merged guide to wallet backups: zcash/wallet-backup.md at 4088ac68dbabb0216e1fb008c19cb81d6292abfd · ioptio/zcash · GitHub