How to handle an "Unhandled Promise Rejection Warning"?

Since some time I get this error message:

(node:4499) UnhandledPromiseRejectionWarning: undefined
(Use `node --trace-warnings ...` to show where the warning was created)
(node:4499) UnhandledPromiseRejectionWarning: Unhandled promise rejection. This error originated either by throwing inside of an async function without a catch block, or by rejecting a promise which was not handled with .catch(). To terminate the node process on unhandled promise rejection, use the CLI flag `--unhandled-rejections=strict` (see (rejection id: 1)
(node:4499) [DEP0018] DeprecationWarning: Unhandled promise rejections are deprecated. In the future, promise rejections that are not handled will terminate the Node.js process with a non-zero exit code.

I have no idea how to find out, where the problem is. I also cannot run any node --trace-warnings command, since strapi is still running. And stopping strapi to then run a node command does nothing.

What do i have to do to find out, where the error is?

strapi 3…6
node 14

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The unhandledRejection event is emitted whenever a promise rejection is not handled. “Rejection” is the canonical term for a promise reporting an error. As defined in ES6, a promise is a state machine representation of an asynchronous operation and can be in one of 3 states: “pending”, “fulfilled”, or “rejected”. Somebody decided that JavaScript programmers couldn’t be trusted with managing promise rejections properly and changed the HTML spec to require browsers to throw “unhandled promise rejection” errors if a rejected promise has no rejection handlers added before code returns to the event loop. The error usually happens in async await functions, and there’s an easy fix.

const functionName = async (arguments) => {
  try {
  // Your code here
  } catch (error) {
  // Handle rejection here