Can't update Bitcoin node in Umbrel

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Can't update Bitcoin node in Umbrel
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I'm hosting a $bitcoin node at home and I had an update noticed by Umbrel which is by the way the easiest way to install and self host a $bitcoin node.

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  5. Educational Value: Hosting a node is an excellent way to learn about blockchain technology and deepen your understanding of cryptocurrencies.

Start hosting your Bitcoin node today to enjoy these benefits and play an active role in the cryptocurrency revolution even if hosting a node won't make you earn anything :)

Anyway the update to the version 25.1 of the Bitcoin node seemed to be stuck using the web application. Nothing happened even after a reboot.

the only solution I found in the end is to manually update the docker app using the following commands :

sudo ~/umbrel/scripts/app stop bitcoin
sudo ~/umbrel/scripts/app install bitcoin

And there you go, unstuck !

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