DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASSWORD and BACKUP YOUR KEYSTORE
gabeypersists gets written inside its data directory (except for the PoW Ethash DAG, see note below). The default data directory locations are platform specific:
Accounts are stored in the
keystoresubdirectory. The contents of this directories should be transportable between nodes, platforms, implementations (C++, Go, Python).
Sometimes the internal database formats need updating. This can be run with the following command (gabey should not be otherwise running):
gabey's blockchain and state databases can be removed with:
This is useful for deleting an old chain and sync'ing to a new one. It only affects data directories that can be re-created on synchronisation and does not touch the keystore.
Export the blockchain in binary format with:
gabey export <filename>
Or if you want to back up portions of the chain over time, a first and last block can be specified. For example, to back up the first epoch:
gabey export <filename> 0 29999
Note that when backing up a partial chain, the file will be appended rather than truncated.
Import binary-format blockchain exports with:
gabey import <filename>
And finally: DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASSWORD and BACKUP YOUR KEYSTORE