There was a problem loading init data

Hi everybody,
I just tried to clone n8n locally on my mac and to start it under http://localhost:8081. I get this message and can’t figure out what I’m missing.

There was a problem loading init data:
API-Server can not be reached. It is probably down.

Thanks for any advice,

Is there a reason why you do not want to use the standard n8n port 5678?

Anyway, you then have to make sure to set some environment variables accordingly that everything knows how to find the backend. You can find information about that here:

Hi Jan, sorry… my mistake! Thanks anyways for the response! I’ll have a look on n8n and already love it from the first view!

It does not have to be a mistake. There are definitely good reasons not to run it on the default port. But at the beginning especially for the first tests, it is definitely the easiest.

Very great to hear! Hope that feeling gets even stronger the more you use it :wink:

And if you run in any problems simply post here. I do my best to help you asap. Have a great day!

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