I posted it at reddit but I think it can be useful for somebody and I repeat it here. Sometimes when your system crashes or faces emergency reboot, your wallet crashes too and starts to restore the database, which can be annoying and time consuming. I use Veracrypt software to mitigate this issue.
- Download and install Veracrypt program. It is free.
- Create there an entity called “Volume”. It can be compared with an encrypted digital “USB stick”.
- Choose the size sufficient to contain the Reddcoin database.
- Mount your volume on one of partitions offered by Veracrypt: H: , I:, … After you have done so, the system sees this partition as a separate drive you can treat as an ordinary drive, e.g. installing software there, storing files etc.
- Install your Reddcoin Core into this drive, synchronize database, put your wallet (if any) instead of the default one. Now you can copy your “volume” and safe it in a separate, safe place. Periodically resave it to keep it updated. So if your database crashes, just replace the volume you currently use with its copy. Now you don’t need to re-synchronize your wallet and you can just start it as if no crash has occured.
- Always mount your volume on the drive where you have initially installed the Reddcoin Core, e.g. if you installed your Reddcoin Core in H: drive, always mount your volume there.
It has one disadvantage: you have to mount it and to enter the password every time you reboot your system. But it takes only several minutes, yet brings an important advantage too: if your laptop is lost or stolen, you are not under the threat that somebody will have access to your wallet, or will see how many coins you have.