Backup & Restore
Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:32 pm
I backuped the database including the wallet.dat of my Namecoin wallet and installed a new operating system. After the installation I installed the Namecoine Core again and copied back the whole Namecoin folder to ..\AppData\Roaming. So far so good. Then I updated several .bit domain names during further configurations of the operating system. The name updates were confirmed completely when I decided to reinstall the operating system again. But this time I forgot to backup the so actualized wallet. I took (after the second installation) the meanwhile one day old backup and only a few transactions I have done recently were recognized and added from the blockchain. But a couple of domain names are appearing with the previous remaining blocks before I updated them - despite the fact, that they appear on the blockchain explorer with the full remaining blocks after the name update. Also my balance is now zero. To resolve that I started the namecoin-qt.exe with all possible parameters such as -upgradewallet, -rescan, -reindex, -checkblocks=0 and -reindex-chainstate. But this doesn't work. So my question: Did I get it correct, that for each transaction there is generated a new Namecoin address with my new balance, associated with my wallet? I further conclude, that a Namecoin wallet is not defined by just one address, but by as much addresses, as I made transactions? How is it possible to get the wallet synchronized again with the blockchain where every transaction can be traced? Do I have to reinstall, import the wallet.dat and redownload the whole blockchain? Or are the domains and my balance lost? Thx for any advise!