PostgreSQL 53300

TOO MANY CONNECTIONS - Too many connections to the database server have been attempted, exceeding the maximum number of connections allowed.

How It Affects Your App

The error indicates that the maximum number of connections to the PostgreSQL database has been exceeded. This can cause the application to become unresponsive or crash, as it will be unable to access the database. Additionally, the application may be unable to process requests or store data, as the database is not available. This can lead to a decrease in user experience and a decrease in productivity.

How To Fix

1. Identify the root cause of the PostgreSQL 53300 error:The PostgreSQL 53300 error is caused by a connection limit being exceeded. To identify the root cause, you can use the following code snippet to view the current connection limit:

SELECT * FROM pg_settings WHERE name = 'max_connections'

2. Increase the connection limit:Once the root cause has been identified, you can increase the connection limit by using the following:

ALTER SYSTEM SET max_connections = ''

3. Restart the PostgreSQL server:After increasing the connection limit, you must restart the PostgreSQL server to apply the changes. This can be done using the following:

SELECT pg_reload_conf()

4. Monitor the PostgreSQL server: To ensure that the PostgreSQL 53300 error does not occur again, it is important to monitor the PostgreSQL server. This can be done using an automated database observability tool, which can provide real-time insights into the performance of the PostgreSQL server. This can help identify any potential issues before they become a problem, and can also help to quickly identify and fix any issues that do arise.

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