How to protect your offline bitcoin wallet?
Offline bitcoin wallet provides you password security means when you want to send any bitcoin to another party then you need to pen your bitcoin wallet by the help of your set password. Without wallet open, no one can perform bitcoin transaction.
For password setting, you need to click on “setting” menu, Under “setting” menu, you can see “encrypt wallet”. Click on “encrypt wallet” option. You can see like bellow screenshot.
Set any strong passphrase, press “OK” button. If this process has been done then, your offline wallet has been password secure.
How to Create Offline wallet Backup?
Backup provides you full protection of any type mishappening, means if your computer has been crashed, hard disk failure or any other accidental crises then you can recover your bitcoin wallet with all transaction detail.
This process is so simple, and backup size also not too much approx. 3 or 4 MB which you save anywhere, where you wants like Google drive, emails, pen drive, CD, DVD or any cloud platform
Note: Before save your wallet make sure create password secure Zip, Tar or RAR file.
1). Before backup creation process, shut down your bitcoin wallet.
2). Go to Bitcoin wallet app data directory. It depends on Operating System, find any relevant path
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/
3). In my computer, my path is D:\BTCoin which I set at an installation time.
Wallet.dat file is the file which having your wallet all information like your wallet address, transactions, logs and more.
4). Create this file password secure zip, tar file, and save on anywhere, which you feel best for you.
How to Restore offline wallet backup?
This is a pretty simple process, select current backup tar or zip file and decompressed it. And go to your bitcoin app data directory, here is my case my app directory file is D:\BTCoin, and rename previously available wallet.dat file, here I am changing my file name is wallet-old.dat. And paste here my previous backup wallet.dat file.
If this process has been done then, your wallet has been restored. Now you need to run your bitcoin wallet.