PlanetScale on a plane ✈️

Drew Bredvick, building-productsplanetscalenext.jsprisma

If you're using Prisma + PlanetScale, the airplane WiFi (or any slow WiFi, really) might cause some issues for you.

You might be seeing an error message like this:

Invalid prisma.user.findUnique() invocation: Can't reach database server at Please make sure your database server is running at

Edit your connection string like this, and you should be good to go:


The default Prisma timeouts are around 10 seconds. Changing these two should get you up and running.

Have a safe flight 👋

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