Unable to communicate with database

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

Performing a RESTORE in SchemaEdit fails with the message

"Unable to communicate with <database>"

<database> is the database name being restored.


There is not enough free disk space to complete the RESTORE process.

Solution or Workaround

Options to attempt to complete the RESTORE are:

  • Free additional disk space.
  • Specify only a date to restore the database to, not a date and time.
  • Restore one layer at a time rather than an entire library at once.

Article ID:000005818

  • Legacy Products

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