Postgres database connection timeout

I have a Postgres database on digitalocean. I am able to connect to it from my pod in Kubernetes. However, when I try to connect to it using pgadmin, or sqlectron, I get connection timeouts.

Error invoking remote method 'DB_CONNECT': Error: connect ETIMEDOUT

The logs show that it connects, then times out. Please what am I missing?

I have added my ip address to the trusted sources for the database.

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Bobby Iliev
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May 19, 2023

Hi there,

It sounds like you might have a dynamic IP address, I could suggest verifying that your IP has not changed by visiting a website like for example.

If your IP has changed, I could suggest adding the new one to the trusted sources and then trying again.

If your IP is still the same I could suggest a few more things:

  • Check if you can actually reach the port using telnet for example:
telnet your_database_url 25061
  • If telnet works, try connecting with psql to verify that it is not a problem with the SQL client that you are using
  • If your IP address is changing frequently, you might want to spin up a VPN server and use it to connect to your database instead:

Let me know how it goes!



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