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How to access dedicated database from digital ocean terminal

Hello, I am trying to access my dedicated postgresql dedicated database from do terminal. Is there a way to do it? I tried to do this : psql -U user -d database -h host -p port And I get this error: psql: error: connection to server at “my server” failed: Connection timed out Is the server running on that host and accepting TCP/IP connections?


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Bobby Iliev
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January 12, 2024

Hi there,

Accessing a DigitalOcean Managed PostgreSQL database from the DigitalOcean terminal (or any terminal) involves a few steps to ensure a secure and successful connection. The error you’re encountering, “connection to server at ‘my server’ failed: Connection timed out,” typically indicates a problem with network access to the database server.

  1. Connection String and Credentials: Ensure that you are using the correct connection string and credentials. You can find these details in your DigitalOcean Control Panel under the ‘Databases’ section.

  2. Whitelist Your IP Address: If you’ve enabled trusted sources for your DigitalOcean Managed Databases, then make sure the IP address of the machine you’re connecting from is added to the trusted sources list in the database’s settings.

  3. Check PostgreSQL Port: The default port for PostgreSQL is 5432 however when using a managed database cluster the port is different. Ensure that you are using the correct port as mentioned in your database configuration.

Let me know how it goes!

Best,

Bobby

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