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Key Pools and best practices

I'm wondering about what the best practices are around generating and maintaining key pools for a wallet. What is the maximum number of keys/addresses that can be created for a single wallet? ...
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How do I flush the keypool?

After the heartbleed vulnerability, I'm concerned that my private keys could have been compromised. I want to send all my coins to a new address with a freshly generated key. However, if I just ask ...
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should i call keypoolrefill or it's refilled automatically?

As far as i know that key pool gets refilled automatically with each address taken out of it. Why should i use keypoolrefill then ? What's the benefit of this command ?
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Bitcoind Keypool Best Practices For Web App

I'm creating a web application where many, many transactions will take place in a day. I have the bitcoin daemon running on a VPS and talking to my web app via JSON-RPC. The users on my website will ...
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What situations will you lose your bitcoins during backup?

I read this paragraph from bitcoin.it but I don't get it completely. The wallet contains a pool of queued keys. By default there are 100 keys in the key pool. The size of the pool is ...
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Key pool in wallet softwares

From my understanding, bitcoind/bitcoin-qt uses a key pool for their wallet, so when you create a wallet you are actually creating not just one but many addresses for sending/receiving transactions. ...
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Is the keypool erased when changing wallet password?

In Bitcoin-qt, when a previously unencrypted wallet is encrypted, the keypool is erased and replaced with new keys. Does this also happen when the password of an already encrypted wallet is changed?
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Wallet.dat can contain only 100 private keys even if I back up?

Considering the Bitcoin client for Windows 0.8.1: So the best way (if I have already used up 100 keys) is to send bitcoins to different wallet and then to newly generated one? When I want new keys, ...
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Do keypool keys from an unencrypted wallet backup become unusable once I encrypt my wallet?

I'm a little confused by this, which i found in the technical documention: When wallet passphrase enrcyption becomes enabled, any unused keys from the keypool are flushed (marked as used) and ...
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How does an encrypted wallet persist used keys from “getnewaddress” and the keypool after a restart?

I'm reading this wiki on wallet encryption and am confused on how I can call getnewaddress as described here and where that is being tracked after a restart of bitcoind. When a wallet is ...
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Once a wallet file is initially created, does the reference client generate additional private keys?

I'm just assuming that the wallet.dat file created by the reference client contains just one private key. (Correct me if I'm wrong here) I want to know if the client generates additional private keys ...
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Why can't I connect to bitcoind on localhost?

The initial question asked was as follows, but it turned out to be nothing to do with keypools: I had keypool=1000 before. Now I started bitcoind (the daemon version) with keypool=10000 option, ...
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What happens when an encrypted wallet runs out of keys?

Say someone wanted to be evil to the main client and set its wallet to contain one key, lock it, and then start mining. After the first block was generated, the client would traditionally create a new ...