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Ghost mySQL Error upon initial installation

Ghost was able to start, but errored during boot with: ER_ACCESS_DENIED_ERROR: Access denied for user ‘ghost’@‘localhost’ (using password: YES)

Help: Unknown database error Suggestion: journalctl -u ghost_mysite-com -n 50

Debug Information: OS: Ubuntu, v20.04.2 LTS Node Version: v14.16.1 Ghost Version: 4.5.0 Ghost-CLI Version: 1.17.1 Environment: production Command: ‘ghost install --auto --db=mysql --dbhost=localhost --dbname=ghost_production --dbuser=ghost --dbpass=2960b401ab89b5b4e10a06d456d0235a058254f9f06f53f6 --dir=/var/www/ghost --start’

Stuck here, any help would be appreciated.


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Hi @paolotrulli,

It seems like there is either a typo somewhere in the connection to your database, and most precicly either in your dbname, dbuser or dbpass.

If you try to login into your database like so

mysql -u ghost  -p ghost_production

From your Droplet, are you able to?

Another possibility can be the ghost database user to not have enough permissions for your ghost_production database.

Regards, KFSys