I think I've just put the wrong node IPs through console and I forgot all the IPs.

I would like to reset all the node information to the initial.

Should I just delete peers.dat?

  • What do you mean by "reset node information"? Do you mean to have Bitcoin Core forget all of the nodes it knows about and redo peer discovery?
    – Andrew Chow
    Dec 15, 2017 at 14:13
  • @AndrewChow I want to return to the initial state because I've put wrong chain's IP through console by command 'addnode'. I am worrying about syncing error. Dec 15, 2017 at 14:28

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To reset the peer database to the initial state, stop Bitcoin Core, delete the peers.dat file, and start Bitcoin Core again.

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