Changing connection from airbyte-db to external Postgresql database


User wants to change the connection from airbyte-db to an external Postgresql database and is seeking assistance.


<@U04SE163WC8> I want to change the connection instead of airbyte-db to the external Postgresql database. Am I doing something wrong in the above?

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Based on the information provided, it seems like you’re trying to connect Airbyte to an external PostgreSQL database. Here are some steps you can follow: 1. Disable the default Postgres database (airbyte/db) in the charts/airbyte/values.yaml file: yaml postgresql: enabled: false 2. Enable and configure the external Postgres database in the charts/airbyte/values.yaml file: yaml externalDatabase: host: ## Database host user: ## Non-root username for the Airbyte database database: db-airbyte ## Database name port: 5432 ## Database port number 3. For the non-root user’s password which has database access, you may use password, existingSecret or jdbcUrl. We recommend using existingSecret, or injecting sensitive fields from your own external secret store. Each of these parameters is mutually exclusive: yaml externalDatabase: ... password: ## Password for non-root database user existingSecret: ## The name of an existing Kubernetes secret containing the password. existingSecretPasswordKey: ## The Kubernetes secret key containing the password. jdbcUrl: "jdbc:postgresql://&lt;user&gt;:&lt;password&gt;@localhost:5432/db-airbyte" ## Full database JDBC URL. You can also add additional arguments. 4. The optional jdbcUrl field should be entered in the following format: jdbc:<postgresql://localhost:5432/db-airbyte>. We recommend against using this unless you need to add additional extra arguments can be passed to the JDBC driver at this time (e.g. to handle SSL). Please note that currently, Airbyte only supports external PostgreSQL databases. Also, ensure that your external PostgreSQL instance is version 13 as that’s the version Airbyte requires for connection. If you’re still facing issues, it might be helpful to check if both the database and Airbyte are on the same VPC. You could also try installing psql in one of the containers and try to connect to the database. If you’re able to connect with psql but still facing issues with Airbyte, it might be an issue with the configuration of Airbyte for external psql connectivity. Sources: - Configuring the Airbyte Database - Forum Post: Failed to connect to external postgres DB > Answers Part 6 - Forum Post: Connect Airbyte to External MS SQL database > Answers

<@U04SE163WC8> I am using Airbyte open source but cannot find the path charts/airbyte/values.yaml. Could you please tell me more specifically?

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The values.yaml file is part of the Helm chart for deploying Airbyte on Kubernetes. If you’re using the open-source version of Airbyte and want to deploy it on Kubernetes, you’ll need to use the Helm chart provided by Airbyte. The values.yaml file is located in the charts/airbyte directory of the Airbyte repository. You can find it on GitHub at this URL: <>. To customize your deployment, you need to create a values.yaml file in a local folder and populate it with default configuration override values. After specifying your own configuration, you can run the appropriate command to deploy Airbyte. For example, if you’re deploying Airbyte Enterprise, the command would be: bash ./tools/bin/ --values path/to/values.yaml And if you’re deploying Airbyte on Kubernetes using Helm, the command would be: bash helm install --values path/to/values.yaml %release_name% airbyte/airbyte Please replace path/to/values.yaml with the actual path to your values.yaml file and %release_name% with the name of your release. Sources: - Customizing your Airbyte Enterprise Deployment - Deploy Airbyte on Kubernetes using Helm

If I use open source AirByte on VM, where should I edit it? <@U04SE163WC8>

If you’re using the open-source version of Airbyte on a Virtual Machine (VM), you won’t be using a values.yaml file as that’s specific to a Kubernetes deployment using Helm. Instead, you’ll be interacting with Airbyte’s environment variables directly. The environment variables for Airbyte are stored in the .env file, which is located in the root directory of your Airbyte installation. You can edit this file to change the configuration of your Airbyte instance. Here’s how you can do it: 1. Connect to your VM. For example, if you’re using SSH, the command would be something like this: bash ssh &lt;admin username&gt;@&lt;IP address&gt; 2. Navigate to the directory where Airbyte is installed. If you followed the standard installation instructions, it should be in a directory named airbyte: bash cd airbyte 3. Open the .env file in a text editor. For example, if you’re using nano, the command would be: bash nano .env 4. Edit the environment variables as needed. For example, to change the database connection settings, you would edit the DATABASE_URL variable. Please note that you’ll need to restart Airbyte for the changes to take effect. You can do this by running the docker-compose down and docker-compose up commands in the Airbyte directory. Sources: - Deploy Airbyte on Azure (Cloud Shell) - Deploy Airbyte on Oracle Cloud - Deploy Airbyte on GCP (Compute Engine)

<@U04SE163WC8> I changed it but it says I can’t connect to my Postgresql, while on the outside I still see a normal connection?

If you’re having trouble connecting to your external PostgreSQL database from Airbyte, but you’re able to connect normally from outside, it could be due to a few reasons: 1. Network Access: Ensure that your Airbyte instance has network access to your PostgreSQL database. If they’re not on the same network, you might need to adjust your firewall rules or VPC settings to allow Airbyte to connect to your database. 2. Database Credentials: Double-check the database credentials you’ve entered in the .env file. Make sure the DATABASE_USER, DATABASE_PASSWORD, DATABASE_HOST, DATABASE_PORT, and DATABASE_DB are correct. 3. Database URL: Ensure that the DATABASE_URL in the .env file is correctly formatted. It should look something like this: postgresql://&lt;user&gt;:&lt;password&gt;@&lt;host&gt;:&lt;port&gt;/&lt;database&gt; 4. Database Configuration: Your PostgreSQL database should be configured to accept connections from your Airbyte instance. This might involve editing the pg_hba.conf file to add a rule for your Airbyte instance. 5. Airbyte Server Logs: Check the Airbyte server logs for any error messages that might give you more information about the issue. You can view the logs by running docker-compose logs -f airbyte-server in the Airbyte directory. If you’re still having trouble after checking these things, you might want to try temporarily installing psql in one of the Airbyte containers and trying to connect to the database. This can help you determine whether the issue is with Airbyte or with the database connection itself. Sources: - Forum Post: Failed to connect to external postgres DB > Answers Part 6 - Deploy Airbyte on Azure (Cloud Shell) - Deploy Airbyte on Oracle Cloud - Deploy Airbyte on GCP (Compute Engine)

<@U04SE163WC8> airbyte-bootloader | 2024-02-27 02:48:22 ERROR i.a.d.c.DatabaseAvailabilityCheck(lambda$isDatabaseConnected$1):78 - Failed to verify database connection.

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The error message you’re encountering indicates that Airbyte is unable to establish a connection to its database. This could be due to several reasons, such as incorrect database credentials, network issues, or configuration errors. Here’s how you can troubleshoot this issue: ### 1. Check Database Credentials Ensure that the database credentials (username, password, host, port, and database name) specified in your .env file or your deployment configuration are correct. The credentials should match those of the database you’re trying to connect to. ### 2. Verify Network Accessibility Make sure that the Airbyte instance can reach the database server over the network. This involves checking any firewalls, security groups, or network ACLs that might be blocking the connection. ### 3. Review Database Configuration If you’re using PostgreSQL, for example, ensure that it’s configured to accept connections from the Airbyte instance. This might involve adjusting the pg_hba.conf file and ensuring the listen_addresses setting in postgresql.conf is correctly configured. ### 4. Check Airbyte Logs For more detailed information about the error, check the Airbyte server logs. You can view the logs by running the following command in the directory where your docker-compose.yml file is located: bash docker-compose logs -f airbyte-server This command will provide real-time logs from the Airbyte server, which might give you more insight into why the database connection is failing. ### 5. Database Connection Timeout The error message you provided mentions a timeout. This could indicate that the connection attempt is taking too long, possibly due to network latency or database server load. You might want to investigate the performance and accessibility of your database server. ### Source The troubleshooting steps provided here are based on general best practices for resolving database connectivity issues with Airbyte, as detailed in the Airbyte Documentation and insights from similar issues discussed in the Airbyte Forum. However, please note that specific commands, file paths, or procedures might vary depending on your environment and the version of Airbyte you’re using. If you continue to experience issues after following these steps, consider reaching out to the Airbyte community on their forum or GitHub for more assistance.

<@U04SE163WC8> db:
image: airbyte/db:${VERSION}
logging: *default-logging
container_name: airbyte-db
restart: unless-stopped
- db:/var/lib/postgresql/data
- airbyte_internal
image: airbyte/worker:${VERSION}
logging: *default-logging
container_name: airbyte-worker
restart: unless-stopped
I’ve already edited my connection to my personal Postgresql in .env, does this need to edit anything?

Based on the Docker Compose configuration snippet you’ve provided, it looks like you’re setting up the airbyte-db service, which is Airbyte’s internal database, and the airbyte-worker service. If you’ve already edited your .env file to specify the connection details for your personal PostgreSQL database, you might not need to make any additional changes to this specific part of the Docker Compose file, assuming the environment variables are correctly referenced. However, it’s crucial to ensure that the environment variables in your .env file are correctly set up to match the external PostgreSQL database you’re trying to connect to. Here’s a quick checklist: 1. Ensure Correct Environment Variables: The .env file should contain the correct values for DATABASE_PASSWORD, DATABASE_URL, and DATABASE_USER, among others. The DATABASE_URL should be in the format that Airbyte expects, typically something like jdbc:postgresql://&lt;host&gt;:&lt;port&gt;/&lt;dbname&gt;. 2. Check for Typos: Double-check for any typos or syntax errors in your .env file that might prevent the environment variables from being correctly interpreted. 3. Restart Services: After making changes to the .env file, ensure you restart your Airbyte services for the changes to take effect. You can do this by running: bash docker-compose down &amp;&amp; docker-compose up -d This command stops and then restarts your services, applying any changes made to the .env file. 4. Verify Connection: Once everything is set up, verify that Airbyte can successfully connect to your external PostgreSQL database. You can check the logs of the Airbyte server or worker services for any connection errors: bash docker-compose logs -f airbyte-server docker-compose logs -f airbyte-worker If you’ve followed these steps and ensured that your .env file is correctly configured, you shouldn’t need to make additional edits to the Docker Compose configuration for the database connection to work. Remember, the key is ensuring that the environment variables in your .env file are correctly set up and match the credentials and connection details of your external PostgreSQL database.

Do DATABASE_URL need to add full users and pass connections to my external Postgresql? <@U04SE163WC8>

Yes, when configuring Airbyte to connect to an external PostgreSQL database, the DATABASE_URL environment variable should include the full connection details, including the username and password. However, it’s important to note that the format and the details included in the DATABASE_URL can vary based on the context in which it’s used. For a typical PostgreSQL connection, the DATABASE_URL is structured as follows: DATABASE_URL=postgresql://&lt;user&gt;:&lt;password&gt;@&lt;host&gt;:&lt;port&gt;/&lt;dbname&gt; In the context of Airbyte’s .env file, you would replace &lt;user&gt;, &lt;password&gt;, &lt;host&gt;, &lt;port&gt;, and &lt;dbname&gt; with your actual database credentials and connection details. However, based on the extracts provided, Airbyte’s documentation and configuration examples do not explicitly include a full DATABASE_URL with username and password for connecting to the internal or external databases. Instead, separate environment variables for user, password, host, etc., are specified. For example: DATABASE_USER=postgres DATABASE_PASSWORD=secret_password DATABASE_HOST=<|> DATABASE_PORT=5432 DATABASE_DB=postgresql And then, a manual translation to a DATABASE_URL is mentioned without including the username and password directly in the URL: # translate manually DATABASE_URL=jdbc:postgresql://${DATABASE_HOST}:${DATABASE_PORT}/${DATABASE_DB} (do not include the username or password here) This suggests that for internal configurations and examples provided in the extracts, Airbyte prefers separating the connection details into individual environment variables rather than combining them into a full DATABASE_URL. However, when connecting to an external database, especially in contexts outside of these specific examples, including the full connection string with the username and password in the DATABASE_URL might be necessary. If you’re configuring an external database and the connection requires specifying the username and password directly in the URL, ensure that you follow the standard PostgreSQL DATABASE_URL format and include the necessary credentials securely. Remember, handling credentials securely is crucial. Ensure that your .env file is properly secured and access is restricted to prevent unauthorized access to your database credentials.