Re-installing my windows mining rig.

jang430jang430 Member Posts: 93
Hi. I started mining using Windows on SSD (1st rig). I have 2nd rig on Ethos mining to the same address, using ethermine pool.

I want to reinstall the Windows rig. I already have a copy of my keystore. I know my address. I remember my password. Is there anything I should backup before I reformat my SSD on the 1st rig? Heard so many horror stories that cannot access their balance, etc. Just want to double check.


  • iamnoobplzhelpiamnoobplzhelp Member Posts: 239 ✭✭
    edited March 2018
    as long as you have your keystore file + password, you should be good. If you really want you can save the blockchain files, but it's usually better to redownload it again to get the trimmed chain files and not all the error branches that get created.

    You should definitely be storing your keystore files in multiple places. I have them backed up on encrypted cloud storage (tresorit), and on encrypted USB drives that I keep at my parents... I'm not paranoid at all...
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