Since last restore thread was from 05/01/2021 Wanted to follow up with correct procedures path. Just to ensure this is still relevant. Clicked on the FAQ’s from last thread and broken.
Upon reflash of sd after a failure, best approach to bringing lightning back to recover channels and funds can be done by:
- channel.backup file (obtained through LND 3 dots)
- 24 word phrase (obtained during 1st signon)
- follow umbrel instructions upon startup after failure event
thanks for anyones feedback.
Adding for more clarity on backup procedures for Windows access to linux pi. Download putty to access umbrel@your ip. sign on using putty. the following is from umbrel QA link.
Recovering from a channels.backup (Umbrel OS)
Once you’ve restored from the 24 words, it might take a few minutes to a few hours for it to scan all of your previous Bitcoin (on-chain) transactions and balances. Meanwhile, here’s how you can restore the funds in your Lightning channels.
STEP 1: COPY OVER THE CHANNEL BACKUP FILE FROM YOUR COMPUTER TO YOUR UMBREL.
Enter using SSH and run this:
scp <path/to/your/channel/backup/file> email@example.com:/home/umbrel/umbrel/lnd/channel.backup
<path/to/your/channel/backup/file> with the exact path to channel backup file on your computer
The password is
*moneyprintergobrrr*, except on version 0.3.3 or later where the password is your personal user password instead.
STEP 2: RECOVER FUNDS
cd ~/umbrel && ./bin/lncli restorechanbackup --multi_file /data/.lnd/channel.backup
After you run this, wait for 1 minute. You should now be able to see your channels being closed on http://umbrel.local/lightning.
Thanks for mentioning that troubleshooting guide.
I updated the procedure of restoring Umbrel node with 6 methods, tested.
Here you have the additional guide - is also updated the restore section in the Troubleshooting guide.