Redis connection to failed - connect ECONNREFUSED - since today!

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  • I am running nodebb for about 6 months. Today, it doesn't start anymore - I really need help on this one:

    • running * v0.5.x
    • with redis (redis-cli ping = pong)
    • nodebb upgrade = no problem
    • nodebb setup = no problem
    • nodebb start:
    2014-12-11T01:57:28.142Z - info: Time: Wed Dec 10 2014 20:57:28 GMT-0500 (EST)
    2014-12-11T01:57:28.145Z - info: Initializing NodeBB v0.5.4
    2014-12-11T01:57:28.145Z - info: * using configuration stored in: /srv/www/myforum/nodebb/config.json
    2014-12-11T01:57:28.146Z - info: * using redis store at
    2014-12-11T01:57:28.146Z - info: * using themes stored in: /srv/www/myforum/nodebb/node_modules
    2014-12-11T01:57:29.391Z - error: Error: Redis connection to failed - connect ECONNREFUSED
        at RedisClient.flush_and_error (/srv/www/myforum/nodebb/node_modules/redis/index.js:142:13)
        at RedisClient.on_error (/srv/www/myforum/nodebb/node_modules/redis/index.js:180:10)
        at Socket.<anonymous> (/srv/www/myforum/nodebb/node_modules/redis/index.js:95:14)
        at Socket.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:95:17)
        at net.js:441:14
        at process._tickCallback (node.js:415:13)
    2014-12-11T01:57:29.500Z - error: TypeError: Cannot read property 'loggerPath' of undefined
        at Object.Logger.setup (/srv/www/myforum/nodebb/src/logger.js:43:45)
        at Object.Logger.init (/srv/www/myforum/nodebb/src/logger.js:39:10)
        at /srv/www/myforum/nodebb/src/webserver.js:39:9
        at Object.<anonymous> (/srv/www/myforum/nodebb/src/webserver.js:151:2)
        at Module._compile (module.js:456:26)
        at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:474:10)
        at Module.load (module.js:356:32)
        at Function.Module._load (module.js:312:12)
        at Module.require (module.js:364:17)
        at require (module.js:380:17)

    Why it cannot connect to Redis when nodebb start, but nodebb dev can?

    netstat -nlt | grep '3000\|6379'
    tcp        0      0*               LISTEN

    What can I do to start my forum?

    Starting with nodebb dev works! I will run it like this in the meantime - I will be on #nodebb channel. I really need to find a solution for this problem...


  • It is now starting again. Sadly I am not sure at all what did the trick:

    • remove manually the pidfile
    • ./nodebb reset plugins (you need to reactivate them manually in the control panel)

    I think the error related to redis was when the nodebb was running and I did a apt-get update of redis...

    Thanks to KicStart for all the help on the IRC channel (on freenode #nodebb),

  • @eeight said in Redis connection to failed - connect ECONNREFUSED - since today!:


    I can confirm is was the pidfile for me. (For others: It's located in the root of your nodebb directory.)

    I had restored from a backup and the pidfile was copied into the new directory.

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