[RESOLVED] "Error establishing a database connection"

Everything was fine until this morning where I have the famous: “Error establishing a database connection”. I do not know how to do, I look at many articles on the subject but to no avail … I am on version 3.0.4 with MacOS 10.14.3. I do not understand because I did nothing between yesterday (where it works) and today …
Here my local-by-flywheel.log : https://www.dropbox.com/s/2adwjqeu2rpx8y/local-by-flywheel.log?dl=0
Thank you in advance

P.S: If I put my website online it can solve the problem?

Théophile D.

Also, when I close the site, I get the message:

“Uh-oh! MySQL was unavailable when Local tried to get back to New_TD_MESD’s database.
Please check the local-by-flywheel.log file for more details.”

Does somebody have an idea ?
My site was almost finished and I wanted to put it online this week … I will not have the courage to start all over again.

Thank you again

Hello everyone

I finally found a simple solution that I had not found before:

  • Right click on the site name and click on “Reveal in Finder” in Local by Flywheel. Compress the folder containing all your site in a *.ZIP file (normally there must be at least the “app” and “logs” folder, sometimes “conf”).
  • In Local by Flywheel, import the site manually in FILE / IMPORT SITE, choose the Zip of your site
  • Normally, it reinstalls the site and recreates the Database … for me it’s work (on Windows and on Mac)

It’s crazy that it’s so simple and that it took me so long to find. Hoping that it can help!
I am very happy to be able to find my site, I will finally be able to put it on line.




Sorry about this issue! I’m glad you were able to sort it out.

If anyone else runs into this issue please try the following:

  1. Right-click on the site in Local’s sidebar
  2. Enter and run the following command: rm -rf /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.*
  3. Right-click on the site in Local’s sidebar and click Restart

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