Data Directory FilesΒΆ

Files within the zcashd data directory (~.zcash/) on Linux unless otherwise specified) include:

  • zcash.conf: contains configuration settings for zcashd
  • zcashd.pid: stores the process id of zcashd while running
  • blocks/blk000??.dat: block data (custom, 128 MiB per file)
  • blocks/rev000??.dat; block undo data (custom)
  • blocks/index/*; block index (LevelDB)
  • chainstate/*; block chain state database (LevelDB)
  • database/*: BDB database environment
  • db.log: wallet database log file
  • debug.log: contains debug information and general logging generated by zcashd
  • fee_estimates.dat: stores statistics used to estimate minimum transaction fees and priorities required for confirmation
  • peers.dat: peer IP address database (custom format)
  • wallet.dat: personal wallet (BDB) with keys and transactions
  • .cookie: session RPC authentication cookie (written at start when cookie authentication is used, deleted on shutdown): since 0.12.0
  • onion_private_key: cached Tor hidden service private key for -listenonion: since 0.12.0