How to solve postgresql error "connection attempt failed"?

by cortez.connelly , in category: MySQL , a month ago

How to solve postgresql error "connection attempt failed"?

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by domenico , a month ago

@cortez.connelly 

Here are some steps you can try to troubleshoot and solve the PostgreSQL error "connection attempt failed":

  1. Check if the PostgreSQL server is running: Make sure that the PostgreSQL server is up and running on the host machine. You can check the status of the server by running the command "pg_ctl status" in the terminal.
  2. Verify the connection parameters: Double-check the connection parameters such as the host, port, username, and password. Make sure that they are correct and match the settings of the PostgreSQL server.
  3. Check for firewall or security settings: If you are trying to connect to the PostgreSQL server from a remote machine, make sure that the firewall settings allow incoming connections to the PostgreSQL port (default is 5432).
  4. Restart the PostgreSQL server: Try restarting the PostgreSQL server to see if it resolves the connection issue. You can do this by running the command "pg_ctl restart" in the terminal.
  5. Check the PostgreSQL logs: Check the PostgreSQL server logs for any error messages that may provide more information about the connection failure. The log files are usually located in the "pg_log" directory of the PostgreSQL data directory.
  6. Test the connection using a different client: If you are using a specific client application to connect to PostgreSQL, try using a different client to see if the issue is with the client application.
  7. Update or reinstall PostgreSQL: If none of the above steps work, you may consider updating or reinstalling PostgreSQL to resolve any potential software-related issues.


If you are still unable to connect to the PostgreSQL server after trying these steps, you may need to consult the PostgreSQL documentation or seek help from a database administrator.