Debug

You have an issue with your eLabFTW installation? Here are the things you should check before opening an issue on GitHub ;)

Docker logs

If the server is not responding at all, check the web container logs. If the application cannot connect to MySQL, check the mysql container logs.

# to check if the containers are running
elabctl status
# or
docker ps
# for the web container
docker logs elabftw
# for the mysql container
docker logs mysql

PHP logs

If you get “An error occured!” message, check the PHP logs. All errors should be logged there.

# for php errors
elabctl php-logs
# or
docker exec -it elabftw tail /var/log/nginx/error.log