Monero For Beginners 7
Monero For Advanced 7
Monero Quiz 1
How To Make Offline Backup
In order to make an offline backup, you should take any computer that you have in your house and you will even find it easier to use an older one that has no wifi. Create a Windows or Linux bootable disk and make sure that you have the monero binaries on the same disk on the second disk.
Next, disconnect the network and internet cables from your computer and also remove the WiFi card or switch the WiFi or Bluetooth off on a laptop if possible. Then, you should boot into your bootable OS and install the dependencies if necessary.
Copy the binaries to an RAM disk but don’t run the Monero daemon. Instead, use the command line and use the monero-wallet client to create a new account. When prompted for a new name, give it any name since it doesn’t really matter. When you need to choose a new password, type in like 50 or 100 random characters but don’t worry that you don’t know the password, just make it LONG enough in order to get the maximum protection.
The most important thing when doing an offline backup is to WRITE DOWN your 25-word mnemonic seed and don’t forget to do this step because your funds could be lost forever. Write it down on a piece of paper, another computer or your phone, and write your view key and address. Then, Switch off the computer, remove the battery and leave it off for a few hours.
The account that you have created was created in the RAM so the digital files are now inaccessible. If some of the adversaries manage to obtain the data somehow, they won’t have the long password to open it. If you have to receive the payments, you will have your public address and you will have the view key if needed. If you want to access, you have your 25-word mnemonic seed and you can make a few copies including an offsite one. Always make sure to write down your passphrases and keywords because if you lose them, you won’t be able to access your funds.