releaseLocks command

releaseLocks releases all locks on the DATABASECHANGELOGLOCK table from the specified database.


releaseLocks is typically used when there was an interruption with the Liquibase process during deployment resulting from the DATABASECHANGELOGLOCK table being in a locked state.

Running the releaseLocks command

To run the releaseLocks 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 releaseLocks command:

liquibase -–changeLogFile=mainchangelog.xml releaseLocks

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

releaseLocks 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