I’m trying to setup an Elixir / Phoenix / Ecto project on my droplet and connect to a DO managed postgresql. No matter what I do I can’t connect to my DB properly:
** (Postgrex.Error) FATAL 3D000 (invalid_catalog_name) database “postgres” does not exist (db_connection) lib/db_connection/connection.ex:84: DBConnection.Connection.connect/2 (connection) lib/connection.ex:622: Connection.enter_connect/5 (stdlib) proc_lib.erl:249: :proc_lib.init_p_do_apply/3
My connection string is right, connectivity seems fine ( I setup my droplet to be able to access the db cluster) but Elixir/Ecto complains with the above error.
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HI! Sorry to hear you ran into a snag. I just set up a brand new Elixir/Phoenix app myself and ran into the exact same issue you had.
I did a little digging and it seems that either Ecto or Postgres expects the
postgresdatabase to exist.
I logged into the db directly with my
doadminuser and looked around, and surely enough there’s no
postgresdatabase. So I created one:
Then I disconnected from the console, re-ran
mix ecto.createand was greeted with:
I hope that helps move you forward!
Ecto uses the ‘maintenance_database’ property to set the name of the database to connect to when creating or dropping the database. By default it’s “postgres”. In DigitalOcean, when a cluster is created, the default database is called “defaultdb”. So all you need to do is add the following config:
Here is the documentation: https://hexdocs.pm/ecto_sql/Ecto.Adapters.Postgres.html
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