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MS SQL Plugin Error Could not delete backuplist.db

Article ID: 311
Last updated: 15 Oct, 2015


The user encounters an error during backup where the MS SQL Server Plugin reports that it cannot delete a file. For example:

Error: 19:00:23 [MS SQL Server Plugin] Could not delete C:\Attix5 Pro\Backup Client SE\db\backuplist.db


In the example, the MS SQL Plugin has been misconfigured and is pointing to the same path as the local database (backuplist.db) used by the backup client to track the backup selection.

The MS SQL Plugin needs to clear the contents of its dump directory when a backup runs, and cannot delete the backuplist.db file as it is in use.

MS SQL Plugin Configuration:

Database Path Configuration:


Change the MS SQL Plugin to a different location than the local database. This will prevent the Backup Client from backing up. Reinstallation followed by reconnecting to the account is required to resolve this issue.

Warning: If the MS SQL Plugin is set to back up to the installation directory (by default "C:\Program Files\Attix5 Pro\Backup Client SE\") then the MS SQL Plugin will delete all the files it is able to within the folder, including the properties files where client settings are stored.



Article ID: 311
Last updated: 15 Oct, 2015
Revision: 2
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Posted: 18 May, 2015 by Flood A.
Updated: 15 Oct, 2015 by Du Plessis S.
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