I'm trying to start geth node to perform queries about blockchain state.

The command that worked for me year ago as follows:

geth --rpc --rpcapi="db,eth,net,web3,personal,web3" --rpcaddr "localhost" --rpcport "8545"

However geth node refuses to init one of namespaces like this:

ERROR[08-15|15:50:04.923] Unavailable modules in HTTP API list     unavailable=[db] available="[admin debug web3 eth txpool personal ethash miner net]"

I'd be ok without it, however this doc clearly says that db namespace is needed to make use of getBalance which is essential part of targeted thing.

My geth version is 1.9.19-stable-3e064192 & windows if that matters.

What should I try further to get this going or maybe db namespace is no longer required for balance queries?

2 Answers 2


If with the js console, you should use eth.getBalance(...).

If with a rpc request, you should use this body



I come across the similer problem. I found a suggestion, you may check out form the link above,but I have not try it out

appoint command --rpcapi="web3,eth,net,db,personal"

my problem as below

ERROR[03-29|08:41:48.709] Unavailable modules in HTTP API list unavailable="[db network]" available="[admin debug web3 eth txpool personal ethash miner net]"

in which it said that the network is also a unavailable module

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