Automatic Encrypted Backup

Seems that you have some mess around.
BlockUntilSyncedToCurrentChain: txindex is catching up on block notifications

Wait a bit longer. If you already started reindex, it will take a while for txindex with electrs.
You can check the status of electrs and bitcoin sync by checking the logs
enter SSH into your node and run these commands:

cd /home/umbrel && sudo docker-compose logs bitcoin

replace bitcoin with electr to see the Electrum status of index
also you can see the other modules like lnd, tor

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I get this error:Screen Shot 2021-09-23 at 1.34.06 PM

Seems you have a typo is not electr is electrs
ok do this:
cd umbrel
sudo docker-compose logs electrs

That worked. Thank you!

Not sure what I’m looking at totally. Is there sensitive information in the logs?

Yes, you should see the % status of electrs of reindex or if it saying “start compacting”

I don’t, I’ve scanned the whole log and searched.

This is the last thing I see in the log:

electrs | DEBUG - applying 1 new headers from height 701889

I’ll give it another 24 hours before I start panicking. I do appreciate the help very much!

we are at block 701894 so your electrs still have to catch on. Patience. Yes 10-12h will be fine.

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It’s been about 24 hours and only the 2 transactions from January 2021 are showing.

Any other suggestions?

is the electrs finished the index?

Yes, I believe so. Screenshot the end of the latest log.

let’s make a test.
Open Zap on desktop.
Use the 24 words seed and import your onchain wallet into it.
Let’s see what is showing.
If you see there all the txs, then your node database is corrupted in some way and you will need to start over with a new instance.

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It looks like all of my transactions are in the recovered Zap wallet.

What is the best way to start a new instance?

This also means I might lose my LND channels, correct?

Is your LN node still accessible through RTL or Thunderhub or Umbrel dashboard?
Try to close normally the channels and wait to recover funds in onchain (you will see them in Zap onchain). Normally takes 144 blocks (24h). Keep that Zap wallet as it is as a backup wallet.
Then start a new node instance, clean, from zero.
Send the funds from Zap to your new node and start fresh.

One last question… and I can’t thank you enough.

Is there an easy way to create a new instance? or just format the hard drive? Not sure the best way to get the sd and ssd back to factory defaults.

There’s a simple way to reset user data, but not that is the problem in your case. I think you broke something in the whole node data so a user data reset will not do too much.
Better just start a total fresh one and don’t fuck it up again.
But remember, start formatting and installing only after you wait to recover the funds from channels into onchain.
To erase the SSD just connect it to another PC and simply delete the partition. Umbrel installation will format it later.

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It’s not. I haven’t tried importing my backup channels though.

Can you go to dashboard - lightning and click on those 3 dots and select save backup channels?

I can, but there are no channels listed. The only thing I can see from my Umbrel Dashboard is two on-chain transactions, and nothing in LND. No channels or transactions.

If you do not have any other backup of those channels, you better contact @mayank or @lukechilds in PM and they can provide you the automated backup and instruct you how to use it.

I hope you learned a lesson now and you will make backups of those LN channels every time you open or close a LN channel. This is very important.


I have learned a huge lesson. Thank you!

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