[Reddcoin] Backup Reddcoin Core wallet

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My Reddcoin address: RsuwV6GP72Mr2aoha9SQSB6KJGAkS1jMbb.



Backup your wallet to prevent losing the RDDs in your wallet!

There are two methods to backup, do both.
Make new backups if you create a new receiving address!

Method 1: Backup wallet.dat

  • Open Reddcoin Core.

  • Use the menu to backup: File > Backup Wallet…
    ↳ Screenshot

  • Make sure to save the wallet.dat file in a safe and secure location.

Method 2: Extract your private keys

In case you lose your wallet.dat backup, you still can import your private keys later when needed.

  • To extract your private keys:
    • If you have a passphrase on your wallet, unlock your wallet first.
      Settings -> Unlock Wallet… (make sure ‘For staking only’ is not checked)
      ↳ Screenshot 
      ↳ Screenshot

    • Extract your private keys.
      Help -> Debug window -> Console ->
      dumpprivkey <your RDD address>
      ↳ Screenshot

    • You can write down your private key or copy and save it in a document. Make sure you save it somewhere only you can access it.

  • To import later:
    • Help -> Debug window -> Console ->
      importprivkey <reddcoinprivkey> [label] 

      [label] is optional.
      ↳ Screenshot (without a label)
      ↳ Screenshot (with a label)

    • After you press [enter], the private key import will start. It can take a little while, just let Reddcoin Core do its thing. When the import is successful, the RDDs will appear in your wallet.

9 thoughts on “[Reddcoin] Backup Reddcoin Core wallet”

  1. Hi

    does this work with Reddcoin Core version v3.10.0.14-443248e-beta (64-bit) ……?

    I keep getting errors…

    Invalid Reddcoin address (code -5)

    Please help

    • Yes, it should work with v3.10.0.

      Have you copied the address from the Request tab? Is the address you’re entering in your wallet?

      Could you post a screenshot? Make sure to remove your personal information.

    • You can see all your addresses via File (menu) -> Receiving addresses….

      You will need to do a ‘dumpprivkey’ for every address.

      (Just to make sure: also backup your wallet.dat, using the first method.)

      • Hi

        Did it! you will prob laugh at this but don’t underestimate how literal none coder people will enter instructions……. I was entering the :-/

        Thanks for helping:-)

  2. Yavuz, thanks so much for your articles. I had to swap my wallet to a bigger SD card bc the blockchain has become bigger. Everything went smooth until I wanted to restore the wallet. Typed importwallet /home/pi/Desktop/WalletBackup.dat and it indeed seemed to upload my walletbackup file from the desktop. Nothing happened for days. Then thought no problem, I restore my wallet via the privkey. But the privkey has a black square among the numbers and letters, and I don’t know how to type that in. Have you ever encountered such problem? Contacted the RDD team, alas no response.


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