Cannot connect to Mysql using java jdbc Driver

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http://stackoverflow.com – I am building an application in Tomcat 7, using Spring Data and hibernate. I have it working on my mac, but when I ported the application over to my linux server, and changed the configuration to match that MySQL login, I get a Connection Exception on Tomcat startup. A couple differences between my development environment (where it works) and my production environment(where it doesn't work): -Development is mac, production is linux -Development MySQL version: Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.6.16, for osx10.9 (x86_64) using EditLine wrapper, Production MySQL version: Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.37, for debia (HowTos)