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Can't upgrade local database in new DaVinci Resolve 16

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:53 pm
by kylejtran
I just upgraded to DaVinci Resolve 16 and I am having a huge issue that prevents me from using the program.

I cannot upgrade the local database. Each time I try, I get this error:

Failed to upgrade database: "Failed to apply patch ALTER TABLE "SM_Project" ADD COLUMN "LockableBlobMap" uuid; to database {b9fcd5e1-65a1-4d5c-bc67-1457d53efc0c}: attempt to write a readonly database Unable to fetch row".

I can't even use the program now because I can't upgrade. Any help on this is much appreciated, otherwise I will look into restoring 15.

Thanks in advance.

Re: Can't upgrade local database in new DaVinci Resolve 16

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:38 am
by Rohit Singhal
Something doesn't seem right about the permissions on your setup. Why is the DB read only for Resolve?

Also, we strongly recommend taking a backup of the DB before upgrading to V16.

Re: Can't upgrade local database in new DaVinci Resolve 16

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:13 am
by kylejtran
What steps can I take to resolve this?

Re: Can't upgrade local database in new DaVinci Resolve 16

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:18 am
by phreakwenci
I have this exact same issue. I created my 15.3.1 DB on an external SSD in win 10, it isn't created as read only, however when trying to import into a mac that has 16 installed and it gives me the exact same error minus the different database number.

Did this ever get sorted out?

Re: Can't upgrade local database in new DaVinci Resolve 16

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:52 pm
by cmmcmc29
Having the same issue here. Backed up my DB in DVR 15 Studio and upgraded to 16 Studio. When upgrading the DB I get the same error as the original post and restoring my previous DB won't work either given a similar no writing permission error. Please help! :(

Re: Can't upgrade local database in new DaVinci Resolve 16

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:54 pm
by tikiedit
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I have the same issue and failed to make a back up of the database. Does anybody have a solution?