Confluence 4.0 says "Could not open Hibernate Session for transaction" and "GenericJDBCException: Cannot open connection"

Hi!

We have Confluence 4.0 and it's using MySql-database. Once for a while it crashes and we must reboot it. Sometimes when shutting it down fails and trying to start again it says:

Error occurred during initialization of VM 
Could not reserve enough space for object heap

But that is maybe a different issue. When checking the logs I find error messages:

SEVERE: Exception Processing ErrorPage[errorCode=500, location=/500page.jsp]
org.apache.jasper.JasperException: org.springframework.transaction.CannotCreateTransactionException: Could not open Hibernate Session for transaction; nested exception is net.sf.hibernate.exception.GenericJDBCException: Cannot open connection

What could couse this? And what could solve the problem?

One more thing that wonders me:

# ls -la
lrwxrwxrwx.  1 root root   18 Jan 17  2012 confluence -> confluence-3.5-std
drwxr-xr-x. 13 1506 root 4096 Oct  3 09:48 confluence-3.5-std

There seems to be difference in permissions between actual confluence-folder and its virtual path..

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Hi Zacharias,

Your error on shutdown is a result of a lack of memory. Tomcat actually requires the same amount of memory to startup and shutdown to some extent and so in effect you need almost double the minimum memory required.

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Hi Zacharias,

The most concerning errors seems to be the "Cannot Open Connection" one, and for that we have this KB: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFKB/Unable+to+Start+Due+to+net.sf.hibernate.exception.GenericJDBCException+Cannot+open+connection

It usually indicates that your instance cannot reach the database, but there are another possible causes that it's worth to check.

Hope it helps.

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In my case its postgres, the postgres service stops after some hours but i dont know why, after restart it works again

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