Upgrading your DigiByte Core Wallet
Upgrading your core wallet does not require re-downloading the entire blockchain (most of the cases) and it takes just a couple of minutes.
First of all backup your wallet.dat file by using File > Backup Wallet menu in case of potential crashes.
If you are running an older version, shut it down and wait until it has completely shut down.
- Run the installer for Windows. Follow the instructions and complete it as normal.
- Open the DMG file for macOS. Drag & Drop the DigiByte-Qt to Applications folder then click Replace.
- Copy over bitcoind/bitcoin-qt for Linux.
Run the core wallet as usual.
The blockchain and wallet files in the data directory are compatible between versions so there is no requirement to make any changes to the data directory when upgrading. Occasionally the format of those files changes, but the new DigiByte Core version will include code that automatically upgrades the files to the new format so no manual intervention is required.
Sometimes upgrade of the blockchain data files from very old versions to the new versions is not supported. In those cases it may be necessary to redownload the blockchain. Check the release notes of the new version if you are planning to upgrade from a very old version.
Sometimes downgrade is not possible because of changes to the data files. Again, check the release notes for the new version if you are planning to downgrade.