When you cannot get there from here

Connecting to a PostgreSQL instance isn’t hard generally, but sometimes you can run into issues. Sometimes a port isn’t open on a firewall, or the server is in a VLAN that you can’t get to, or perhaps the server isn’t running on the network interface you think it is. More commonly, you can reach the PostgreSQL instance but you’re connection isn’t authorized (which is not the same as being unable to authenticate). Fortunately, the error messages returned in these different failure scenarios are fairly verbose and distinct so you can easily tell which scenario you’re facing. Let’s dive into each scenario and see what the error looks like, shall we?

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Installing pgBackRest on OSX

If you’ve followed my previous posts (here and here), then you already have one or more versions of PostgreSQL installed on your Mac. Maybe these are solely for test or dev purposes and you don’t really care about any of the data therein, but if you do, let me guide you to pgBackRest.

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Goodbye, Loui boy

Thank you, Loui, for bringing so much joy and happiness to our lives these past ten years. I will miss you.

New look, same content

UPDATE: I’ve switched out the theme entirely (again) so the CSS issues should no longer be present. The rest of this post still sands.

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Changes to the blog

In case you haven’t already noticed, I’ve made some changes to my blog recently. Nothing really significant or drastic, but things that have been on the TODO list for a while.

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