Backup and Recovery

In your gun directory (usually ~/.gun) there are a couple of files that will cause pain if you lose them.


seed.txt contains your secret BIP39 seed phrase. If you lose seed.txt you lose all your coins. If someone else gets their hands on it they can take all your coins. seed.txt never changes so you only ever need to take one backup.


If you lose database.sled you lose the coins from bets you have won or will win but haven't claimed yet. It is not recommended to take backups of database.sled unless you are about to upgrade the wallet manually. The best way to avoid loss of funds here is to claim your winnings in a timely manner. Once the coins have been claimed they can be recovered from your seed.txt.

Technically, it is possible to recover these coins just with your seed.txt but this hasn't been implemented yet.