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I have the following configurations for my Drupal site:

sites/mysite/settings.local.php

$databases['default']['default'] = array(
  'database' => 'mydb',
  'username' => 'root',
  'password' => 'password',
  'prefix' => '',
  'host' => '127.0.0.1',
  'port' => '',
  'namespace' => 'Drupal\\Core\\Database\\Driver\\mysql',
  'driver' => 'mysql',
);

and for drush, I have : drush/sites/local.site.yml

mysite:
  root: /Users/me/Desktop/Work/Projects/mysite/docroot
  uri: mysite.local

Now when I run drush @local.mysite cr , I am getting:

The specified database connection is not defined: default

If I run drush @local.mysite status, I get:

Drupal version : 9.5.9
Site URI       : http://mysite.local
PHP binary     : /usr/local/Cellar/[email protected]/8.1.19/bin/php
PHP config     : /usr/local/etc/php/8.1/php.ini
PHP OS         : Darwin
Drush script   : /usr/local/bin/drush
Drush version  : 10.6.1
Drush temp     : /tmp
Drush configs  : /Users/me/Desktop/Work/Projects/mysite/vendor/drush/drush/drush.yml
Drupal root    : /Users/me/Desktop/Work/Projects/mysite/docroot
Site path      : sites/default

From this error, I assume that Drush is using the default settings and not the one specified for my site. But I have added the same database configurations to the default settings, which is not working. Also, I have copied the settings.local.php, but it also gives me the same error. I am new to Drupal, and it is an existing codebase that I am working on. It would be very helpful if someone could help me use Drush correctly so I can set up my local development environment.

I have tried to connect to database from the command line, and it is working and also I am able to access the database from PHPMyAdmin

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    And when you run just drush cr? You don't need a Drush yaml for your local site. And are you able to access the site in the browser?
    – leymannx
    Jun 13, 2023 at 6:43
  • It shows The provided host name is not valid for this server when I access the site in a browser. I have configured the trusted_host_patterns to array( '^ mysite\.local$' ), but still, the error persists. Jun 13, 2023 at 9:17
  • It also seems like it is pointing to the wrong folder altogether. The Apache configuration and virtual hosts are correct, but now I get error from another folder, which contains another Drupal site Jun 13, 2023 at 9:54
  • Have you not configured sites.php? You are using multi site by not using sites/default. I’m not sure if that’s intentional. Is there a settings.php in sites/mysite? Does it include settings.local.php? You are doing some unusual things.
    – cilefen
    Jun 13, 2023 at 11:05

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I assume that the reason you get

The specified database connection is not defined: default

is because sites/mysite/settings.local.php isn't included by any settings.php file.

Look for example at the end of sites/default/settings.php (or sites/default/default.settings.php) to see how the local settings are normally loaded.

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  • This cannot be the only reason. They put that file in sites/mysite not sites/default.
    – cilefen
    Jun 13, 2023 at 12:35
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    I don't disagree, but both you and I know that the name (and folder) for the local settings file is complete arbitrary as long the file actually is included from the used settings.php file ;-)
    – hansfn
    Jun 13, 2023 at 21:20
  • I agree, not loading the settings.local.php in the main settings.php seems the most likely reason here
    – itsandev
    Jun 15, 2023 at 18:06

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