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Veeam Explorer for SharePoint - Item Restore Fails Due to SQL Express Database Size Limitation

KB ID: 1769
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication | 7.0 | 8.0 | 9.0 | 9.5 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 12.1
Published: 2013-06-11
Last Modified: 2023-06-23
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Challenge

When performing a SharePoint item restore using Veeam Explore for Microsoft Sharepoint, the following error occurs:

CREATE DATABASE or ALTER DATABASE failed because the resulting cumulative database size would exceed your licensed limit of 10240 MB per database

or

CREATE DATABASE or ALTER DATABASE failed because the resulting cumulative database size would exceed your licensed limit of 4096 MB per database
Error

Cause

This error occurs when the Staging Server that Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Sharepoint runs Microsoft SQL Express.

Solution

Reconfigure Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Sharepoint to use a Microsoft SQL Instance with a license and edition that support the database you are attempting to restore.

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