Finally found out how to upgrade bitcoind to a newer version without having to completely download the blockchain again. I did: mv .bitcoin old.bitcoin, then mkdir .bitcoin, mv old.bitcoin/blocks old.bitcoin/wallet.dat .bitcoin. Finally, bitcoind -reindex. It keeps the old blocks and just rebuilds the index, and it's super-fast.
Later I killed the daemon and restarted it normally so that the output went into debug.log rather than the screen. Now when I play with the source and recompile, I'll be able to run the mutant daemons on my 64-bit VPS!
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