SOLIDWORKS Toolbox in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault – Unable to backup destination database

Article by Nadeem Akhtar updated February 14, 2019


When using the UpdateBrowserDatabase.exe utility to update SOLIDWORKS Toolbox in SOLIDWORKS PDM vault manually, you may receive the error “Unable to backup destination database” as shown below:

Unable to backup destination database

Unable to backup destination database

The unable to backup destination database error occurs if the UpdateBrowserDatabase utility cannot delete the swbrowser.sldedbold backup file.

When the UpdateBrowserDatabase utility runs an update, it removes the swbrowser.sldedbold file and replaces the file with the new backup.

To prevent this issue, clear the ‘Read-only” check box in the ‘Properties‘ dialog box for the swbrowser.sldedbold file.

File Properties

File Properties

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Nadeem Akhtar

Nadeem Akhtar is a PDM Applications Analyst based in the Javelin Oakville Head Office.