How to restore your node wallet

Ahh man life saver this write up came in such a clutch. What is your node id? let me send some inbound your way or tip you or something.

Put your node up and running and we can have a channel then.
In this “Getting Started” guide about Umbrel, at the end is my node id.

Where can I find the correct formating to copy and paste into conf file?

can i use blixt to restore my “locked wallet”?

been waiting for replies from mayank but no replies yet since yesterday. i did try lncli unlock but no luck.

yes, but use the backup channels file from umbrel dashboard not from RTL or TH.
I hope you did one before this happen. Don’t use one from this status because it will give you error.

  • Blixt will close the existing channels and send funds to your onchain wallet
  • do not power on your Umbrel in this process until you get the funds back
    Once is restored, you can start over with a new user data in Umbrel. See the Umbrel Troubleshooting Guide how to reset user data, without deleting the blockchain data

Boss, mayank has finally replied me and helped me fix the problem :laughing::sob:.

And what was the solution?

what was the solution?

some code which i don’t know, i just “copy and paste” a few times and then it’s fixed. you need to contact developer if you have this problem, only they can fix it AFAIK

woahh complete disaster, lnd wouldn’t start up lol good thing I left my current node in tact. I do have watchtowers enabled and I’m a watchtower to a few nodes. I also have wumbo channels enabled do you think these would cause lnd not to start up?

Fixed. Thank you all Mayank helped big time as well.

Sorry but i’m a bit confused.

If Step 1 is:

scp <path/to/your/channel/backup/file> umbrel@umbrel.local:/home/umbrel/umbrel/lnd/channel.backup

then shouldn’t Step 2 be:

cd ~/umbrel && ./bin/lncli restorechanbackup --multi_file /home/umbrel/umbrel/lnd/channel.backup


I followed this and it actually didn’t work. But it worked fine while node active.

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Hi Guys, I hope someone can help me. My node crashed and I have now biuld up a complete new node from scratch. I managed to restore my BTC core funds, but still have quite some amount looked in the channels from my old node. Luckely i had created a backup file for my channels. However, I cannot get the command line work as stated in step 1.

The command code used is: scp Users\v_smi\Desktop\New [umbrel@umbrel.local:/home/umbrel/umbrel/lnd/channel.backup]

Outcome of the command after filling my password is no such file or directory. I am not a programmer, or familiar with command codes, so hope someone can help me.

You are trying to get the file from your local PC, not from local drive of the node. You have to copy in your node that file, somewhere in /home/umbrel/ for example. Then run the restore command using the path to that local file.

Hi Darthcoin,

Thank you so much for this response. Do you know what command line i could use in my SSH connection to copy the file from my PC desktop to /home/umbrel/?

or just use a simple USB stick to copy it

Thanks will read it and try it out. My first lesson in Linux command codes :wink: