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Running "geth" will continuously sync the blockchain. I use a ubuntu server as ethereum node.

Now i want to start a second instance of geth to run the geth console for running some commands.

This will end up with:

Fatal: Error starting protocol stack: datadir already used by another process

Is there any way to run several instances of "geth"? One for syncing, one for the console?

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I think you can use the second one with geth attach option .

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