Because your transaction history and other wallet data are saved locally in your wallet database file e.g.,
wallet.db of your hard drive, migrating your old
wallet.db file to the new Beam wallet version is crucial for maintaining consistent bookkeeping.
To migrate your wallet database
If your wallet automatically discovers one or more previous versions installed, it will suggest migrating to the new version. Migration will copy the existing
wallet.db file, keeping the previous data intact.
Select start auto migration for your Beam wallet to migrate your
wallet.db file automatically. To manually migrate your
wallet.db file, follow the steps below:
- Launch Beam desktop wallet.
- Click migrate wallet database file manually.
- Select the
wallet.dbfile you wish to migrate.
- Enter your wallet password.
- Wait for your wallet to synchronize with the blockchain (this may take a few minutes).
How it looks in your wallet
Once a file is selected, click next to enter your wallet database password.
if you do not wish to migrate an existing wallet, you can create a new wallet or choose the location of the
wallet.db file manually by clicking "Restore wallet or create a new one**."**
Select database file
If you select start auto migration, you will be asked to choose which
wallet.db file you want to migrate.
Enter database password (same as wallet password).
Wait for synch
After your password is entered, the migration will finish, and your wallet will resume synchronization with the blockchain.