Docker commands


Inside of the lisk-service root folder
make up

This will start Lisk Service with the default configuration, which in turn will connect to a Lisk Core Mainnet node.

In case a different node or network shall be used, configure Lisk Service accordingly.


Inside of the lisk-service root folder
make down

This will stop Lisk Service.

Show status of Docker containers

docker ps

Reset Lisk Service database

To reset the database of Lisk Service, drop the respective MYSQL and Redis databases.

Before resetting the database, stop Lisk Service:

make down

Now connect to the Docker container in which you wish to reset the database. If you are not sure what to choose here, check the available containers via Show status of Docker containers.

$ docker exec -it lisk-service_mysql_core_1 bash (1)
1 Connect to the interactive shell of the MYSQL Docker container in which you wish to reset the MYSQL database.


root@f1413b535254:/# mysql -u lisk -ppassword (1)
mysql: [Warning] Using a password on the command line interface can be insecure.
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 2044
Server version: 8.0.27 MySQL Community Server - GPL

Copyright (c) 2000, 2021, Oracle and/or its affiliates.

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.
mysql> drop database lisk; (2)
mysql> create database lisk; (3)
mysql> quit; (4)
1 Login to MYSQL with the lisk user.
2 Drop the lisk database.
3 Create a fresh database lisk.
4 Log out from MYSQL by typing quit;. Log out of the docker container by pressing CRTL + D.

Flush Redis DB

Reset the databases for Redis after dropping the MYSQL database:

sudo docker exec -it lisk-service_redis_core_persistent_1 /bin/sh
redis-cli flushall
Log out of the docker container again by pressing CRTL + D.

The flushall command removes all existing Redis databases:

Deletes all the keys of all the existing databases, not just the current selected one. This command never fails.

For more information check the Redis documentation: FLUSHALL

To flush only a particular DB in Redis, execute the following command instead:

 redis-cli -n <db_number> flushdb

Start Lisk Service

After the databases are reset, start Lisk Service again as usual:

make up
When Lisk Service is started again after a database reset, then the process to reindex all the data is initiated. This can be quite time-consuming and may take up to 2 hours.


To check the logs for the different microservices of Lisk Service, use the command docker container logs CONTAINER, where CONTAINER is the respective Docker container that holds the logs you wish to view.

For example, to see the logs for the Gateway microservice, execute:

docker container logs lisk-service_gateway_1