How to get ready for the Day 0


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I have followed the Betag guide: https://github.com/zcash/zcash/wiki/Beta-Guide but I had an issue with the test coins you can receive from the faucet. I am not sure if this is the best way to get ready, as I recognized the guide does not explain everything step by step. E.g. it assumes you know how to create a config file...

Can somone please give a short summary and maybe point to a guide to get ready for the start. My questions are:

1) How do I get a wallet to being ready to receive coins on the productive chain?
2) How do I backup my wallet?
3) How do I start mining to my wallet using a pool?

Thank you!