I have created a second database on the same server as magento database, then I've created a module that fetches data from the second database. In order to fetch data from the second database I have used the


class in my constructor and then created the connection with:


The connection works but once in a while (at random apparently) magento breaks because of "too many connections" errors. So my question is:

  • does a new connection get created everytime I call the getConnection() method?
  • do I manually have to close the opened custom collections?

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