When I tempt to start nodeos using this command:

nodeos --delete-all-blocks --genesis-json genesis.json --plugin eosio::chain_plugin --plugin eosio::http_plugin --plugin eosio::history_api_plugin --plugin eosio::chain_api_plugin

almost everything goes correct except for one line that I paid attention to recently. It says:

2018-11-01T00:17:03.006 thread-0 controller.cpp:1380 startup ] No head block in fork db, perhaps we need to replay

This line shows in red. I noticed there's an open issue on this exact error that at the end asked to write any further question to here. Any help?

  • Did you try a replay?
    – Marcel
    Nov 1, 2018 at 19:36
  • I get the same error. Did you soved this error.
    – xiuyoung
    Feb 19, 2019 at 9:29
  • @xiuyoung Nope :( Mar 4, 2019 at 0:58

1 Answer 1


Append --hard-replay to replay

  • Adding that doesn't do anything, everything (including the error) stays the same. Nov 2, 2018 at 3:07
  • and --mongodb-wipe --hard-replay-blockchain ? Delete your nodeos 'state' folder as well, if that doesn't work, delete also your blocks folder. You can find the state folder using $ sudo find / -name state
    – Marcel
    Nov 3, 2018 at 14:34
  • I added --mongodb-wipe --hard-replay-blockchain, deleted state and blocks folder, but the error still pops up. The server starts anyways, but I'm not sure how much does this error affects the server later. Nov 5, 2018 at 23:35

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