when I'm upgrading cardano-node and cardano-wallet, I saved the wallets (.sqlite, sqlite-shm, sqlite,wal files) created in the node (cardano-node/data folder). After upgrading to the new node 1.35.3 I paste the wallet files to the same directory, but the cardano-wallet wallets list command isn't able to recognize the files. What should I do?

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Make sure your cardano-wallet is pointing to the right database path by passing --database /path/to/your/db

Generally speaking you should manage cardano-wallet in a 'daemonized' manner (e.g. using systemd), this way you update your binary and restart the daemon, leaving the configuration untouched.


If you still have the mnemonic and the passphrase of the wallet, you can recover it with cardano-wallet.

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