Addons not starting

The file is named home-assistant_v2.db

Hi, thx!
I don’t see home-assistant_v2.db in the config folder (see picture). I can’t execute Terminal, of Studio Code Server. (error message “Add-on is not running. Please start it first”). So I’m kind of stuck, see no other options.

I can’t tell if the whole directory is shown. Is ssh working?

This is the whole directory. This is the overview by SSH:

Are you using some other recorder integration? Mysql or something? Or possibly disabled recorder altogether?

Anyway, the database is not the actual issue.

I am another one that is having this issue everything is working but not addons


All these people having problems with addons, and yet no one has logs. Weird.


I have also a similar situation. After restoring a full backup from 2 days old I ran in to the issue that the new installed add-ons on the restored system are not working. The add-ons that came with the restore are working fine.

Example: After the full restore I installed the add-on “Home Assistant Google Drive Backup”. The installation goes fine but then it doesn’t fully start. At least from the GUI it looks like that. The add-on GUI gives the red dott (add-on not started) also when clicking on the Icon on the sidebar it says “Add-on is not running. Please start it first” but according to the log it’s running:
08-15 23:22:57 INFO Starting server on port 8099
08-15 23:22:57 INFO Server started
08-15 23:22:57 INFO Syncing Backups

So the GUI is not in line with what is is actually happening on the background.

BTW, the workaround with removing the database file did not help for me

I upgraded to to core version 2022.8.5 and this made no difference for me. The add-ons are running, but I keep getting the error message " add-on is not running. Please start it first" .

No logs = no issue.

Hi Nick, which log would you like to see? In my last comment I put the add-on log but that just says that the service is started. I just started with Home-assistant so not so familiar with the logs yet.

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Try supervisor log home assistant core log.

I can’t believe the log is only 3 lines.

I just reproduced the problem to fetch the supervisor log:

  1. In sidebar I press the “Backups” button to open the add-on “Home Assistant Google Drive Backup”. I get right away a popup with the message “Add-on is not running. Please start it first”

  2. Then I go to Settings > Add-ons > “Home Assistant Google Drive Backup” and press “Start”.

  3. When I try to open the add-on in the sidebar again I get the same message that the service is not running and I need to start it.

Supervisor log gives after pressing Start:

22-08-16 14:35:33 WARNING (MainThread) [supervisor.addons.addon] cebe7a76_hassio_google_drive_backup is already running!

The supervisor log shows that the service was running already as I saw the following lines before I pressed the Start button:

22-08-16 14:29:17 INFO (MainThread) [] /supervisor/info access from cebe7a76_hassio_google_drive_backup
22-08-16 14:29:17 INFO (MainThread) [] /backups access from cebe7a76_hassio_google_drive_backup

@nickrout this is the full log since I installed the add-on yesterday. Looks like underwater it’s running as it should be but it’s the GUI that is not in sync:

08-15 23:22:57 INFO Starting server on port 8099
08-15 23:22:57 INFO Server started
08-15 23:22:57 INFO Syncing Backups
08-16 00:22:57 INFO Syncing Backups
08-16 01:22:58 INFO Syncing Backups
08-16 02:22:58 INFO Syncing Backups
08-16 03:22:58 INFO Syncing Backups
08-16 04:22:58 INFO Syncing Backups
08-16 05:22:58 INFO Syncing Backups
08-16 06:22:58 INFO Syncing Backups
08-16 07:22:59 INFO Syncing Backups
08-16 08:22:59 INFO Syncing Backups
08-16 09:22:59 INFO Syncing Backups
08-16 09:29:15 INFO Backup directory changed
08-16 09:29:15 INFO Syncing Backups
08-16 10:29:16 INFO Syncing Backups
08-16 11:29:16 INFO Syncing Backups
08-16 12:29:16 INFO Syncing Backups
08-16 13:29:17 INFO Syncing Backups
08-16 14:29:17 INFO Syncing Backups

I have the same problem.
HA stopped working out of nowhere and I had to restore a backup (12h old).
The UI of the addons won’t start - the services itself are running, HA just does not know it. For example: Node-Red is running, with all the flows - I can access the http-interface through a browser. The partial restore also did nothing for me - I still can’t start the UI from HA.

Hey Guys,

I don’t know what’s happened here. I pushed an update for 2022.8.5 and Frigate has disappeared. In addition to this, none of my addons are working. They refuse to start. To top it off, my last full backup on Google Drive has been wiped so I have to start from further behind to some extent. File editor is not working, SHA Web Terminal is not working…Someone PLEASE HELP!

Check your github repository. Is github repository in addon store? If isn’t add it again.
Can you post your supervisor log?

Same exact issue after reimaging HAS onto a different device. Deleting home-assistant_v2.db was the solution. Many thanks!

Same issue after restoring from backup to new SD card. Deleting home-assistant_v2.db did not work for me. Deleted file, restarted, same issue with add-ons starting but not available from the interface.

Additional troubleshooting:

Home Assistant 2022.8.5
Supervisor 2022.08.3
Operating System 8.4
Frontend 20220802.0 - latest

For further troubleshooting, I un-installed NodeRed addon and reinstalled from Add on Store. To be clear, all add-ons are having same issue, but I chose one to document here.

Log file suggests that it is running normally.

s6-rc: info: service s6rc-oneshot-runner: starting
s6-rc: info: service s6rc-oneshot-runner successfully started
s6-rc: info: service fix-attrs: starting
s6-rc: info: service fix-attrs successfully started
s6-rc: info: service legacy-cont-init: starting
cont-init: info: running /etc/cont-init.d/
 Add-on: Node-RED
 Flow-based programming for the Internet of Things
 Add-on version: 13.3.1
 You are running the latest version of this add-on.
 System: Home Assistant OS 8.4  (aarch64 / raspberrypi3-64)
 Home Assistant Core: 2022.8.5
 Home Assistant Supervisor: 2022.08.3
 Please, share the above information when looking for help
 or support in, e.g., GitHub, forums or the Discord chat.
cont-init: info: /etc/cont-init.d/ exited 0
cont-init: info: running /etc/cont-init.d/
cont-init: info: /etc/cont-init.d/ exited 0
cont-init: info: running /etc/cont-init.d/
cont-init: info: /etc/cont-init.d/ exited 0
cont-init: info: running /etc/cont-init.d/
cont-init: info: /etc/cont-init.d/ exited 0
cont-init: info: running /etc/cont-init.d/
patching file nodes/ui_base.html
Hunk #1 succeeded at 1164 (offset 633 lines).
up to date, audited 86 packages in 6s
5 packages are looking for funding
  run `npm fund` for details
7 vulnerabilities (1 low, 1 moderate, 1 high, 4 critical)
To address issues that do not require attention, run:
  npm audit fix
To address all issues (including breaking changes), run:
  npm audit fix --force
Run `npm audit` for details.
cont-init: info: /etc/cont-init.d/ exited 0
s6-rc: info: service legacy-cont-init successfully started
s6-rc: info: service legacy-services: starting
services-up: info: copying legacy longrun nginx (no readiness notification)
services-up: info: copying legacy longrun nodered (no readiness notification)
s6-rc: info: service legacy-services successfully started
[13:40:21] INFO: Starting Node-RED...
> start
> node $NODE_OPTIONS node_modules/node-red/red.js "--settings" "/etc/node-red/config.js"
16 Aug 13:40:29 - [info] 
Welcome to Node-RED
16 Aug 13:40:29 - [info] Node-RED version: v3.0.2
16 Aug 13:40:29 - [info] Node.js  version: v16.16.0
16 Aug 13:40:29 - [info] Linux 5.15.32-v8 arm64 LE
16 Aug 13:40:32 - [info] Loading palette nodes
16 Aug 13:40:53 - [info] Dashboard version 3.1.7 started at /endpoint/ui
16 Aug 13:40:57 - [info] Settings file  : /etc/node-red/config.js
16 Aug 13:40:57 - [info] Context store  : 'default' [module=memory]
16 Aug 13:40:57 - [info] User directory : /config/node-red/
16 Aug 13:40:57 - [warn] Projects disabled : editorTheme.projects.enabled=false
16 Aug 13:40:57 - [info] Flows file     : /config/node-red/flows.json
16 Aug 13:40:57 - [info] Server now running at
16 Aug 13:41:03 - [info] [server:Home Assistant] Connecting to http://supervisor/core
16 Aug 13:41:03 - [info] [server:Home Assistant] Connected to http://supervisor/core

When I go to Settings->Add-ons, the Node-RED add-on is gray in color. When I click on the sidebar icon to access the flows UI, I get the message: “Add-on is not running. Please start it first.”

Screen Shot 2022-08-16 at 1.33.12 PM

‘ha addons’ command shows the state as “unknown”:

- advanced: false
  available: true
  build: false
  description: Flow-based programming for the Internet of Things
  detached: false
  homeassistant: 2021.3.0
  icon: true
  logo: true
  name: Node-RED
  repository: a0d7b954
  slug: a0d7b954_nodered
  stage: stable
  state: unknown
  update_available: false
  version: 13.3.1
  version_latest: 13.3.1

I would appreciate any other ideas about what is going on.

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For me, the solution was indeed to delete the DB file. I managed to do this by adding a screen to my NUC and deleting the file over the cmd line.