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Managing Gunbot Backups: A Step-by-Step Guide

As a Gunbot user, you understand the importance of your config.js file – it's the heart of your trading bot. But what happens when you need to revert to a previous configuration? That's where backups come in. Gunbot automatically creates a backup of your config.js file each time you apply new settings from the GUI. Let's dive into how you can manage these backups effectively.

Understanding Gunbot Backups

When you save your settings in Gunbot, the software smartly creates a backup of your current config.js file. This backup is stored in the /backups folder located within your main Gunbot folder. This process ensures that you always have a fallback option in case you need to revert to a previous setup.

How to Restore a Backup

Sometimes, you might want to go back to a previous configuration. Whether it's because a new strategy isn't performing as expected or you simply want to recall a past setup, restoring a backup is straightforward. Here’s how:

  1. Close Gunbot: Ensure that Gunbot is not running before you attempt to restore a backup.

  2. Navigate to the Backup Folder: Open your Gunbot folder and go to backups/config. Here, you'll find all your backup files, named with the date and time they were created.

  3. Choose Your Backup: Look for the backup you wish to restore. The file's name will help you identify when it was created.

  4. Copy Backup Contents: Open the backup file with a text editor (like Notepad). Select all the text (Ctrl+A) and copy it (Ctrl+C).

  5. Prepare the Main Config File: In the main Gunbot folder, find the config.js file and open it with a text editor. If you're using Windows and don't see the .js extension, just look for a file named config.

  6. Replace the Contents: In the config.js file, remove all existing text and paste the contents from your backup file.

  7. Save and Restart: Save the changes to config.js and start Gunbot to apply your restored settings.

Tips for Effective Backup Management

  • Regularly check your backup folder to ensure it's not getting too crowded.

  • Rename backup files if necessary, to make it easier to identify the configuration they contain.

  • Consider keeping a separate manual backup of your most successful configurations in a different folder.

Restoring a backup in Gunbot is a straightforward process that ensures you can always revert to a previous setup with ease. Keep your trading strategy flexible and secure with effective backup management.