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When I run

parity --config node.toml db kill

I expect that the node will resync from scratch (will start importing snapshots etc, or from block#0) however it seems to continue importing blocks from the last one. Though I see a line DB deleted in logs. So what gets deleted actually?

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One of the Parity folks can confirm, but I think kill expects an argument. From the --help output:

parity db kill [options]

Similarly, from the wiki:

  • Stop parity, then execute parity db kill.
  • Relevant options are --chain=* --pruning=* and --db-path/--base-path, i.e. to delete morden run: parity db kill --chain=morden

So passing it no options perhaps runs the process as a no-op, rather than deleting all data.

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