Lost connection to API raspbian buster

Every now and then pihole will lose connection to the api. This doesnt seem to happen in any particular pattern and I havent been able to track down why it is doing it. When the connection to the api is down, I dont see anything using port 53 (via the following cmd: sudo lsof -i :53 +c 0 | awk ‘FNR==2{ print $1 }’), and if i type pihole restartdns, it will generally restart after a couple mins.

Current version (guessing that the latest error part is because the connection is currently down)
Pi-hole version is v4.3.2 (Latest: ERROR)
AdminLTE version is v4.3.2 (Latest: ERROR)
FTL version is v4.3.1 (Latest: ERROR)

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ service pihole-FTL status
● pihole-FTL.service - LSB: pihole-FTL daemon
Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/pihole-FTL; generated)
Active: active (exited) since Sun 2020-01-19 17:35:08 EST; 2 days ago
Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
Process: 342 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/pihole-FTL start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

Jan 19 17:34:54 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Starting LSB: pihole-FTL daemon…
Jan 19 17:34:55 raspberrypi pihole-FTL[342]: Not running
Jan 19 17:35:06 raspberrypi su[587]: (to pihole) root on none
Jan 19 17:35:06 raspberrypi su[587]: pam_unix(su:session): session opened for user pihole by (uid=0)
Jan 19 17:35:08 raspberrypi pihole-FTL[342]: FTL started!
Jan 19 17:35:08 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Started LSB: pihole-FTL daemon.

Expected Behaviour:

on the web interface dashboard I expect to see graphs indicating blocked Adds

Actual Behaviour:

I see spinning arrows instead of graphs and “lost connection to api” at the top of the page.

Debug Token:


anyone have any suggestions?

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