Unable to start site...just hangs


I have a new site that I have been developing on Local and after not having started it for a couple of weeks, I find that I was unable to start the site. It would just hang on starting

When I ran docker-machine ls in my terminal this output was returned:

local-by-flywheel * virtualbox Running Unknown permissions 0644 for '/Users/*************/.docker/machine/machines/local-by-flywheel/id_rsa' are too open

I am running Local By Flywheel V3.2.1 on MacOS Mojave v10.14.5.

I restarted the Local Machine by going to Help » Restart Local’s Machine. Then I went to Preferences » Advanced and toggle Faster Docker Volumes and I toggled it to off.

This proved to be successful (yay!) and I am now able to access/view my site. I am still curious though, as to why this happened in the first place. Do I need to change my permissions for my id_rsa key to prevent this from happening again in the future?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can offer up some advice!

I’m glad you got it working!

Usually this sort of thing can happen if the VM has been running for a long time and is having problems turning on. This can be due to folders not mounting cleanly or some other issue within the VM, like a docker container going belly up. I’ve also seen issues when using a VPN which makes the SSL certificate for the VM not be recognized by Local.

Anyway, my guess is that either restarting the VM flushed things out, or toggling Faster Docker Volumes re-set the file mounts with the VM – so great job trying those things out, they’re the things I would recommend in these kinds of situations.

I guess the big thing to note is that this sort of thing should become less of an issue when Local Lightning is released later this year!

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Hi Ben,

Thanks for responding! I do have a VPN that activates by default when I turn on my machine. I hadn’t thought about that being a potential issue in this case, but it is something that I’ll keep in mind if I encounter this issue again.

I’ll be sure to be on the lookout for the release of Local Lightening!



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