How can I recover old Umbrel Wallet

I assembled my Umbrel node and set up with 1TB SDD and I have its seed phrase saved. Then I changed the 1TB SDD to 2TB HDD and tried to login to my umbrel. I didn’t see option to select existing account, so I entered my previous email & used the same password when prompted for password. Then it gave me a new set of seed phrase which I wrote down and saved. Then, it took like a week to syn and when finished, I noticed that it was a new account. Now how can I access to my old Umbrel Wallet and get my money?
I was told to run
ssh -t umbrel@umbrel.local “sudo systemctl stop umbrel-startup && sudo rm -rf ~/umbrel/lnd/!(lnd.conf) && sudo rm -f ~/umbrel/db/user.json && sudo rm -f ~/umbrel/db/umbrel-seed/seed && sudo systemctl start umbrel-startup”

But it was giving me the following syntax error:

bash: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token (' bash: -c: line 0: sudo systemctl stop umbrel-startup && sudo rm -rf ~/umbrel/lnd/!(lnd.conf) && sudo rm -f ~/umbrel/db/user.json && sudo rm -f ~/umbrel/db/umbrel-seed/seed && sudo systemctl start umbrel-startup’
Connection to umbrel.local closed.
I would appreciate your help to access my old Wallet and get my money.


  1. Why didn’t you just copy or clone the old 1TB drive into the new one 2TB? That’s all you need to move your old node to a new drive. All OS is on the mSD. All user data and blockchain data is on SSD.
  2. Umbrel is NEVER asking for email, so how you end up with “I entered my email” ?
  3. That command is to reset your newly created user account, is not to restore your previous node wallet.
  4. Did you had funds in the old wallet and in LN channels?
  5. Did you saved the channels backup OUT of that drive?
  6. Do you still have the old drive as it was?
    If yes, just copy the damn whole data from it to the new one and start your node. Done
    If no, then follow the instructions to restore your node from this guide, and I strongly suggest to use the option no.3 using Blixt and leave your new node as it is, clean, don’t mess up more things.

Thanks for your advice. m novice here. mine is not that complicated. I unplugged the 2TB and formatted it. I have nothing to lose because I have no funds in new ac. Then I connected and when prompted, I chose recover and used my seed phrase of my old node wallet. Bingo! I got all my money back. I just have to give like 5 days to syn 100%.