Backups Checklist: Critical Staking Node Data

Annually, it's good practice to review and refamilarize yourself that your staking data is backed up and accessible.

🔥 Critical Crypto Reminder: Keep your mnemonics, keep your ETH.

  • Withdrawal Wallet Seed Phrase: Ideally this is secured by a hardware wallet. Most important piece of data and represents your ETH!

  • Validator Key Mnemonic: Write this down offline. Not email. Not cloud.

  • Validator_keys directory: Contains keystore files and deposit_data.

  • Password for keystore files: Required when installing validators.


  • Create multiple copies. Best stored in a metal seed.

  • Make offline backups, such as to a USB key, of your validator_keys directory.

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