How to fix Error: connect ETIMEDOUT In Postgresql

I know this seems like a redundant question, but I’ve checked others like it and non of them helped.

I am trying to seed my DO managed Postgres DB with some data, while the seeder works perfectly fine in development I kept getting this timeout error when trying to do the same in production. Below is what my config looks like with nestJs and typeorm

        type: 'postgres',
        host: DB_HOST,
        port: +DB_PORT,
        username: DB_USERNAME,
        password: DB_PASSWORD,
        database: DB_NAME,
        entities: [__dirname + '/../**/*.entity.{js,ts}'],
          process.env.NODE_ENV === 'prod'
            ? {
                requestCert: true,
                rejectUnauthorized: true,
                ca: fs.readFileSync(`${process.cwd()}/ca-certificate.crt`).toString(),
            : undefined,
        autoLoadEntities: true,

Any form of help is welcome, thank you

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November 3, 2022

Hi @msadiq,

First, check the following article:

Try to define the variables as suggested there ^

Additionally, Have you check out Trusted sources? (click on your app and click on the Settings tab) You could have restricted access to database cluster.

Jon Friesen
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November 2, 2022

👋 @msadiq

Hmm, let me see if I can help. Attached DB’s bind variables (eg. the env vars that are set like DB_HOST=${db.HOSTNAME} are not available during build time. If you’r trying to run this script as part of the app build that is likely the culprit. I would recommend running this seed as part of your application startup or as a predeploy job.

If the above is not the case, then try outputting some of your env vars to console during app startup and verify they are correct.

Hope this helps!

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