Backups on BC Vault are done via either the integrated MicroSD card slot and/or encrypted QR codes printed onto paper.
Either option offers identical security, the only difference will be data longevity and convenience:
- MicroSD cards are very convenient but less reliable
- Paper is (under the right conditions) very durable, but less convenient to restore.
Depending on what you choose the instructions will differ. If you choose MicroSD, just insert your MicroSD into your BC Vault and click Backup to MicroSD in Settings. You can have multiple backup points on the same MicroSD.
Remember: Each backup will feature Password+PIN codes (Global and Wallet) as they were at the point of backup creation!
If you choose Paper QR, click Backup to Paper QR in Settings, then a popup should appear asking you where you want to print the pages. Select a printer available to your PC and click Print!
We suggest you do multiple MicroSD backups and safe them at different locations. With Paper QR backup you can also write down all the required PIN codes if you choose so and thus have full backup. Be careful to store such a backup in a secure location.
You have to do NEW BACKUP whenever you add additional wallet!
There is absolutely no way to restore a backup without your Password+PIN codes (Global and Wallet)!
HINT: If you want to have "foolproof" backup that requires no passwords, you can temporary remove Global and Wallet PIN/Password (change it to empty), create backup and store it very securely (like your personal vault or bank vault). After "no password" backup is created you can again set Global and Wallet PIN/Password. That is the flexibility of BC Vault.