Backups

Creating frequent service backups is critical. If anything happens to your Embassy, these backups are you only path to recovering your data.

Warning

Backups are encrypted using your Embassy master password. If you forget your password, you lose your backups.

Creating A Backup

To begin the backup process:

  1. Enter the USB stick provided with the Embassy kit, or any USB drive with enough storage capacity, into a USB port on the device.

  2. Navigate to the Services sub menu from the main dashboard menu.

  3. Select the service to be backed-up.

  4. Select the floppy disc icon next to the Last Backup menu item. If a backup was never completed, this should say “never”.

Bitcoin Core Service Sub Menu

Bitcoin Core Service Sub Menu

  1. In the modal prompt, select the available disc space. If no option is marked as available, ensure the USB drive has enough space and that it is properly inserted.

Bitcoin Core Service Backup Storage

Backup menu with available storage space

Bitcoin Core Service Backup No Storage

Backup menu with no available storage disc

  1. Enter the master password to encrypt the backup.

  2. “Creating Backup…” will appear on the service sub menu while the backup is in process.

Bitcoin Core Service Backup No Storage

Creating Backup

  1. A notification will emit when the backup has successfully completed.

  2. The Last Backup menu item in the service will now indicate the date and time at which the last backup was made.

Restoring A Backup

To begin the backup restore process:

  1. Enter the same USB stick used to originally backup the service.

  2. Navigate to the Services sub menu from the main dashboard menu.

  3. Select the service to be backed-up.

  4. Select the Restore from backup menu item.

Restore backup from Services tab

Restore backup from Services tab

  1. In the modal prompt, select the same disc used to originally back up the service. If no option is marked as available, ensure the USB drive is properly inserted.

Restore backup submenu

Restore backup sub-menu options

  1. Note the warning that restoring will wipe current data.

Backup warning message

Backup warning message

  1. Enter the master password to decrypt the backup and select Restore.

Decrypt backup

Decrypt backup view

  1. “Restoring Backup…” will appear on the service sub menu while the restoration is in process.

Note

The service might be momentarily unreachable as it starts back up. This is expected behavior.

Restoring backup

Restoring backup view

  1. A notification will emit when the backup restoration has successfully completed.