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I've recently set up JIRA with Postgres on Ubuntu from scratch and had no problems.

  • Have you tried connecting to the db without JIRA e.g. from console client, etc... ?
  • Have you checked if you have firewall running ?

Hi Boris,

Thanks for your reply and I do not have a firewall running and can connect to the db from the console. What version of Ubuntu and Postgres are you running?

Postgres 9.1 and Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS

Any other suggestions or things I can check?

check the jira log file for more detailed error, and probably it will reveal specific error rather than just connection refused. Also check if you're able to connect from console client logged as the user which runs jira

One more thing to check - http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/postgres-allow-remote-access-tcp-connection.html

I know this is for remote users but still might have something to do. And also check the postgres access logs for any errors

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