Error: dynamodb local unable to open database file

Rafal Wilinski

Answered by Rafal Wilinski

What's Causing This Error

This error message indicates an issue with the local DynamoDB instance, specifically that it cannot open the database file. This can happen if the file does not exist, if the file is not accessible or if the file has been corrupted.

Solution: Here's How To Resolve It

To solve this error, check the location of the database file and ensure that the file exists and is accessible. If the file does not exist, you may need to create the file or specify the correct location of the file.


  1. Check if the file is corrupted. If the file is corrupted, you may need to delete the file and create a new one.
  2. Ensure that the user running the local DynamoDB instance has the necessary permissions to access the file.

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