Cannot connect to mysql database

Posted on 2010-11-15
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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Has anyone got any ideas why I cannot connect to my sql database?
This is the error message I receive:

Moving data directly to MySQL server

Error connecting to destination database.
Connection: Provider=MSDASQL.1;Driver={MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver};Extended Properties="SERVER=localhost;UID=webtestc_russell;PWD=********;PORT=3306;OPTION=0;STMT=;"
Program Version:
ODBC Version:
Function: modMySql.MoveData2MySql
Error: -2147467259
Reason: [MySQL][ODBC 5.1 Driver]Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061)
thanks in advance for any suggestions
Question by:bud144
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NDarkstar earned 2000 total points
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The error message being supplied is indicating the inability to connect opposed to a denial due to incorrect login credentials.

You might try temporarily disabling your firewall or ensuring that the mysql daemon is actually running.

Author Comment

ID: 34140152
Thanks for your reply
I turned off the router & connection firewalls but still same error?
any other ideas appreciated

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NDarkstar earned 2000 total points
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Let's see...  Did you disable the Windows firewall?  I assume Windows since I see the MSDASQL provider being used.  If you disable it entirely, you can determine if it's the cause of the connection issue.

To get to the firewall settings, you'll need to go to the control panels, then locate and open 'Windows Firewall' (assuming Vista / Server 2003+).  From there, you can choose to turn the firewall on or off.  If this allows the connection to occur, you'll need to create a permanent rule to let traffic through.

To alter the rules to allow MySQL through the firewall, you should be able to choose to allow a program through the firewall from the control panel.  Selecting to 'allow a program' then locating the MySQL server in the program list and adding a checkmark to the networks to allow the connection should create the rule.  If the MySQL server isn't listed, you may need to add it through the 'allow another program' button.

Author Comment

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yes i did turn off the windows firewall completely

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NDarkstar earned 2000 total points
ID: 34140548
Hm...  Well, if it's not the firewall and if running the Services snap-in (Win+R: services.msc) shows the MySQL Server Status as Started, I'm not too sure what the issue is.

Unlikely, but has your hosts file (%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\) been modified to redirect localhost at an IP other than

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