Server wasn't able to start properly

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Hi I have a simple Strapi app I’m using to test Strapi.

I haven’t used the app for a few days put the last time I use it was working.

Now when I start the app with yarn start I get the following error. Whats causing this error, how can I fix it ?

[2023-08-22 08:19:41.052] debug: ⛔️ Server wasn't able to start properly.
[2023-08-22 08:19:41.058] error: Connection terminated unexpectedly
Error: Connection terminated unexpectedly
    at Connection.<anonymous> (/Users/--/Desktop/next-strapi-app/backend/node_modules/pg/lib/client.js:132:73)
    at Object.onceWrapper (node:events:627:28)
    at Connection.emit (node:events:513:28)
    at Connection.emit (node:domain:489:12)
    at TLSSocket.<anonymous> (/Users/--/Desktop/next-strapi-app/backend/node_modules/pg/lib/connection.js:107:12)
    at TLSSocket.emit (node:events:525:35)
    at TLSSocket.emit (node:domain:489:12)
    at endReadableNT (node:internal/streams/readable:1358:12)
    at processTicksAndRejections (node:internal/process/task_queues:83:21)
error Command failed with exit code 1.
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Hello @ttmt,

Is your postgress database running and do you have node_modules installed?