Hello, I want to run multiple nodes behind tor in order to anonymize my transactions, as most of the online wallets only provide transactions to t addresses. The schema would be like this:
(personal) btc_address --> ( btc_address [exchange] t_address ) —> ( t_address [1st zcashd] z_address ) --> ( z_address [2nd zcashd] z_address ) --> ( z_address [3rd zcashd] t_address ) --> ( t_address [exchange] btc_address ) --> btc_address (payment)
I need to setup multiple zcash nodes, but as you know, the process takes a while, and when you want to do it behind tor on an encrypted usb stick, it takes… too long.
From what I have seen, the file hierarchy of the ~/.zcash folder (using linux) looks like this:
| |-- data files
| |-- index
| |-- ldb files, logs and a MANIFEST
|-- chainstate – ldb files, logs, and a MANIFEST
|-- database – log.0000000001
… some log files
From here: https://zcash.readthedocs.io/en/latest/rtd_pages/files.html , I get that the folders blocks and chainstate contain the information about the network which needs to be synced every time you start up a node. The thing is I want these three nodes mentioned in the schema to be different, so I want to copy this info from my pc to the encrypted usb stick without starting the same node when # ./zcashd .
Do these folders contain specific info about the currently running node, like IDs or something which can start the same node accidentally, or is it safe to copy them on a fresh install location of zcash?