Backup flow, node-red don’t start

Hello, yesterday I had a problem with the power supply and I have some corrupt files that prevent me from starting node-red. Before trying to solve this problem I would like to make a backup of my flow. Is it possible without booting the node-red?

I've tried node-red — safe but it doesn't work.
Work on a raspberry pi 4b with raspbian

Hello @alber4793, welcome to the forum.

Your flows should be in ~/.node-red/flows.json and your config settings in ~/.node-red/flows_cred.json.

In theory you could copy those two files to a new Node-red installation, but you would have to reinstall any non-standard nodes before it would work.

A more complete backup would include the whole ~/.node-red directory with the exception of the node_modules directory.
eg (not tested) tar cv --exclude=.node-red/node_modules -f noderedbackup.tar .node-red

To use this archive on a new installation, extract the backup archive, cd to .node-red and run npm install.

You can test this on a new SD card with no risk of overwriting your current (broken) installation.

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Hello again,

I have searched for the described route but have not found my flows. I think this is going to be harder than I thought.

I have another rpi that works correctly. I have been able to locate the files in the previous post by @jbudd in home/***
But on the rpi that doesn't work I am not able to find the node-red folder.

I would appreciate some more help. I'm pasting a few lines of code, to see if someone can help me.

*****@raspberrypi:~ $ node-red
  Copyright JS Foundation and other contributors,

SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier
    at Object.compileFunction (node:vm:360:18)
    at wrapSafe (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:1126:15)
    at Module._compile (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:1162:27)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:1252:10)
    at Module.load (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:1076:32)
    at Function.Module._load (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:911:12)
    at Module.require (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:1100:19)
    at require (node:internal/modules/cjs/helpers:119:18)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/usr/lib/node_modules/node-red/node_modules/debug/src/debug.js:14:20)
    at Module._compile (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:1198:14)
nodered.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
nodered.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

I don't know what more information or code I should provide. I am a beginner raspberry OS user

Thanks for the help

It is .node-red. if you login and run
ls -al
You should see it.

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Brilliant! It seems like I'm starting to have success.
I have managed to backup the entire folder where the configurations and flows are located. Could you help me repair/know what is the problem why node-red does not work?

Try reinstalling Node-red:
This should preserve your flows file.

bash <(curl -sL

If you have corrupted files you have no way of knowing exactly what has been corrupted. Start with a new card and recreate it from scratch. That way if you discover something else you need to recover you have a chance of it still being there on the old card. Always buy good quality cards from reputable suppliers, there are a lot of poor quality cheap clones out there.
It may be ok to later re-use the old card but it might be safer just to chuck it.

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