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Switching between pruned and non-pruned blocksdir ok?

Is it ok to swap the nodes blocksdir upon restart without corrupting sth. cache etc.. I have two blocksdir: one locally pruned blocks, the other external with all blocks in blocks on usb drive. Id ...
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Zapped transaction, did rescan - bitcoin lost… :(

I made a transaction, realized the fee wasn't high enough, so I restarted Bitcoin-QT (MacOS) with -zapwallettxes, and removed the transaction. Then restarted with -rescan, (been almost 24h since scan ...
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calling importaddress with same address

While experimenting with importing addresses and keys via json rpc I noticed that importing an address twice triggers two rescans. This strikes me as very odd. My question is: Is this intended ...
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How do I get my Bitcoin Core to rescan for a different wallet.dat file on OSX?

I have an old wallet.dat file that I have backed up and I have already replaced the new wallet.dat, which had no btc on it with the old one, which does. I have tried to enter the command for the ...
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Importing private key for watched address in bitcoind, rescan necessary?

If I have a watch only address in my wallet and then I import the private key corresponding to it, will I need to do a rescan or will it automatically update my available balance with any UTXOs for ...
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How exactly do I run the -rescan command for bitcoin-qt from console on a Mac?

I downloaded the blockchain from a torrent, but when I imported my old wallet.dat file, the balance is not showing. I am unfamiliar with console operation, so please be as specific as possible. ...
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Does `importprivkey` need a rescan even in a txindex=1 node?

Documentation for importprivkey RPC command has an optional boolean argument called "rescan" which hints that the user may want to rescan the blockchain to be able to see previous deposits to this ...
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Can a resynchronization be avoided when recovering a wallet in Bitcoin Core?

I have tried to restore my wallet by replacing wallet.dat with my file, but the issue is that Bitcoin Core started synchronizing from 8 years again. Can some one help me to avoid this because I ...
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Bitcoin-qt import private key crash

Importing a private using the debug console causes a crash, I always have to kill from shell the bitcoin-qt app and restart it. Is there any way to prevent this? Is there a way to import the private ...
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Help with missing transaction

I'm trying to learn how to programmatically interact with the Bitcoin protocol. I've, seemingly, successfully generated a private key, WIF, and public address with code. I used Coinbase to send .001 ...
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What exactly did `Bitcoin-Qt -rescan -reindex` do?

I spent a ton of time today trying to get Bitcoin-Qt to sync using the bootstrap.dat file and could not get it to work. I found an answer on this forum saying to use: /Applications/Bitcoin-Qt.app/...
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When do you need to run bitcoin-qt -rescan?

I was under the impression that the -rescan flag was no longer needed for some time now. Can someone document precisely, when does one need to run bitcoin-qt -rescan? How has this changed throughout ...
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Armory client shows transaction unconfirmed

I am new to btc and am using the Armory client. Yesterday I transferred some btc to wallet from my MtGox account. The wallet showed the btc received within minutes, but, after 12 hours it still shows ...
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What to do about a “stuck” transaction?

I started the standard client with --rescan instead of -rescan after switching wallets and before synchronizing with the latest blockchain, and made an going transaction. This transaction got "stuck",...
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One dataset for many wallets… how?

It takes a while to download and process the transaction log. Doing that for dozens of wallets would be a big waste. I want to run just one client full time as a log processor. Then for each wallet, ...
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How exactly does -rescan work?

-rescan is a command line argument that is passed to the bitcoin client after restoring wallet.dat from backup. Which files get recalculated? Which files does the rescan command read? Why is it a ...
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How to debug a failed restore of a Namecoin wallet?

I bought some Namecoins a while back. With the upcoming Merged Mining patch, I reinstalled Namecoin 0.3.24.63 on my newly formatted computer, copied my wallet.dat from my backup to the right folder, ...