How many backups should I keep?

Are back ups incremental or is the latest back up enough to be able to restore my Bisq account? What is best practice recommendation? Thanks.

Latest back up is enough, maybe the one prior as well for additional redundancy.

More importantly is how often and when you do your back ups. You never know when you can experience hardware failure.

It is good to do backups:

  • Prior to an SPV resync
  • Prior to changing any application files
  • Prior to an update
  • Prior to any significant trading activity
  • When you have a large number of trades in progress

Ideally backup to an external encrypted device.

Also if you do experience an issue with Bisq reach out early on Matrix. This is especially important if you have trades in progress not that occurred since your last backup.

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