What needs to be done to backup the IOTA wallet?

Is it sufficient to keep the seed in a backup location (such as maybe Password Safe or KeePass), or is it also necessary to backup any file from the system where the wallet is installed?


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The current wallet is stateless, so when you log out it will not keep any data itself. So keeping the seed in a safe location (or two) is everything you need.

  • thank you mihi. So also if I need to reinstall my entire system I don't necessarily need to backup any files from the wallet?
    – Eddie
    Jan 15, 2018 at 21:01
  • Yes. Perhaps you want to back up the installer in case you reinstall your system more often :)
    – mihi
    Jan 15, 2018 at 21:22

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