I have version 0.9.3 of bitcoind on my Ubuntu server and I want to upgrade to 0.10.1, I have nothing in my wallet. Does the blockchain 0.9.3 compatible with 0.10.1? Do I have anything to keep from version 0.9.3 ?


In the official release announcement here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1039713.msg11211433#msg11211433

Downgrade warning

Because release 0.10.0 and later makes use of headers-first synchronization and parallel block download (see further), the block files and databases are not backwards-compatible with pre-0.10 versions of Bitcoin Core or other software*

So upgrading works fine, but if you later decide to downgrade the block and database files won't be compatible.

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It should be forward compatible, but making backups of your wallet is always recommended.

Once you upgrade to 0.10.x, downgrading to 0.9.x afterwards may not be possible anymore.

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  • So it's compatible? Thanks for the info. – Patton000 Jul 3 '15 at 13:40
  • Forward compatible, not backward compatible. You can upgrade from 0.9 to 0.10, but not the other way around. – Pieter Wuille Jul 3 '15 at 15:46

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