Error trying to connect to sql database

trying to setup and test the sqlbackupandftp app (first time user) and I get a connection error when trying to test the connection. I am using connect using SSH tunnel using a key file. This is the error I am getting:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\SQLBackupAndFTP\DBMS\MySql\mysql.exe” --host x.x.x.x --port 3306 --user “root” --password="**************" --html --connect-timeout 30 --execute “SHOW DATABASES;”
mysql: [Warning] Using a password on the command line interface can be insecure.
ERROR 2003 (HY000): Can’t connect to MySQL server on ‘x.x.x.x:3306’ (10060)

is this because it is failing to establish the ssh tunnel?

Hi John_C_Stacy,

The command you sent doesn’t set up an SSH Tunnel. Sorry, but there is no way to test the connection with the SSH Tunnel using the command from the “Command Line Example” box. If you are unable to connect to your MySQL via SSH Tunnel via SQLBackupAndFTP then please try to connect to your MySQL via MySQL Workbench (you can set up an SSH connection there). This is necessary to determine the problem.

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.