Starting a Private Node using bitcoin-qt.

And then I generate a pair of keys for my own testing.

But unfortunately whenever I reset the node, it will generate a new pairs of keys, it makes my recursive test very tedious.

Is there a way for me to load a private key into my wallet instead of using getnewaddress every time and test with a new pair of keys?

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Replace wallet.dat with a saved copy

  • You mean replace the physical files inside the wallet directory?
    – s k
    Apr 4, 2021 at 10:10
  • @sk Yes. Make backups and restore backups, either manually or using the provided facilities. Practise first on non-valuable wallets until you are sure your actions have the effects you seek and no effects you consider harmful. On Ms-Windows see `%APPDATA%\Bitcoin\wallets` Apr 4, 2021 at 10:45

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