I am in the process of testing out Umbrel using Virtualbox and Ubuntu on a HDD. So far so good, and I would like to go even further, depositing BTC and opening a channel or two. But my long term strategy is using a RP4 on a SSD. Will I be able to take my existing setup from PC to RP4 without closing channels and moving funds?
As @Matrox so elegantly put it in this thread:
“I would like to move my Umbrel node i.e. the nodes unique name and all its history & reputation (as viewable on 1ML) along with the full btc balance and also all the lightning channels and there balances (not closing them) onto the new hardware that I have.”
Can I boot up the RP4 with Umbrel OS, copy / paste my entire directory from the HDD to the SSD? and be good to go? Or will this create a new “user”?
This is a great question and although I haven’t done this myself, I would try and create a brand new VM ubuntu and then try moving the HDD to SSD like myself as a tester before moving onto the the RP4, I think if the new VM works then you would be go for the RP4
Yeah, this could be done to test things, thanks.
Im not sure though where in the file hierarchy the information regarding the user lays, is it in the OS-part on the SD-card (when RP4) or the SSD. Do you (or anyone else) know?
Hmm I’m assuming it will all be on the SSD, although I don’t have an RP4 I would assume you would use the SD-card to load the OS only onto the SSD and then all user details will be grabbed from the SSD.