Currently, the primary to back up the Bitcoin-S wallet now is through creating a
archive of the
.bitcoin-s data folder. This is chosen because to have a complete backup
for open DLCs you need to restore all the data given from your counter-party as well as some
generated by your own wallet. Zipping the folder is the easiest way to back up and restore
this data as it is not something that can be written down on a piece of paper.
Backing up from the GUI
To create a backup from the GUI simply click the
File menu, then select
This will bring up a dialog to choose the save location for where to save the file to.
This file with be a
zip archive of your
.bitcoin-s data folder, it will contain all
of your wallet seeds, DLC data, oracle data, wallet history, and configuration.
Backing up from the CLI
To create a backup from the cli simply use the
zipdatadir cli command.
bitcoin-s-cli zipdatadir "/path/to/save/zip/drive"
This will create a
zip archive at the given path that can be later used to restore from
Restoring from a backup
To restore from a backup you simply to place the contents of the
zip archive in your
The default for different operating systems is:
Linux & MacOs:
After replacing the files, simply restart Bitcoin-S and will re-sync from where you last left off.
- If neutrino syncing was previously being used, it will need to download them all again.