listLocks command

listLocks returns a list of one that includes the hostname, IP address, and the timestamp the connection acquired the lock on the DATABASECHANGELOG table.


listLocks is typically used when an error occurs during a database deployment. The error might indicate that there is a lock on the DATABASECHANGELOG table by another user that is preventing Liquibasefrom applying schema changes to the specified database.

listLocks will read the DATABASECHANGELOGLOCK table and return a list that includes the hostname, IP address, and the timestamp the lock was granted to the DATABASECHANGELOG table and determines the connections to the DATABASECHANGELOG table based on the database URL.

Running the listLocks command

To run the listLocks command, you need to specify your URL and user authentication information in your file. You can also specify these properties in your command line.

Then run the listLocks command:

liquibase –-changeLogFile=mainchangelog.xml listLocks

Note: Enter the name of the changelog you want to use in place of main-changelog.xml. You can also add the changeLogFile to your file

listLocks global attributes

Attributes Definition Requirement
--changeLogFile The root changelog Required
--username The database username Required
--password The database password Required
--url The JDBC database connection Required