Connection marked as broken because of SQLSTATE(08003)

Problem Statement: Customer is restarting PostgreSQL database every night. Long running jobs are failing from after DB restart.

Address this:
Just to save the trouble of scanning through the PostgreSQL driver release notes, the Connection.setNetworkTimeout() was released in version 42.2.0 of the driver (

Available properties

Check when database was restarted
To get the start time, execute the query below:
psql -c “SELECT pg_postmaster_start_time();”

To get the uptime, execute the query below:
psql -c “SELECT now() – pg_postmaster_start_time();”

Exception Handling for guaranteed write:

boolean writeStatus = false;
write to database;
writeStatus = true;
}catch (Exception ex)
print exception;
sleep for 30 seconds;
//Hope for db to recover.



Step 1: Download

Step 2: use pgadmin to connect to PostgreSQL

Other UI Tools:

Step 3: Oracle vs PostgreSQl data types.