Error: Error occurred while trying to restore database. CREATE DATABASE or ALTER DATABASE failed because the resulting cumulative database size would exceed your licensed limits of [10240] MB per database when attaching a database

When attaching a database that is larger than the SQL Server 2008 R2 Express size limit of 10 GBs, users will receive the error: 
  • Error occurred while trying to restore database. CREATE DATABASE or ALTER DATABASE failed because the resulting cumulative database size would exceed your licensed limits of 10240 MB per database. 

 
Attach your database to a compatible full version of SQL Server using the Blackbaud Management Console.  SQL Server 2008 R2 Express imposes a size limit of 10 gigabytes (10240 MB).  A database that is larger than those limits must be attached to a full version of SQL Server (i.e. Standard or Enterprise).  Full versions of SQL Server do not have database size limitations.

For more information regarding compatibility, see:
Your product's system requirements.
What Blackbaud products are supported with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2?
What Blackbaud products are supported with Microsoft SQL Server 2012?
What Blackbaud products are supported with Microsoft SQL Server 2014?

Please contact the appropriate software vendor or IT professional for assistance with this process or issue, which is beyond Blackbaud's scope of support.
Refer to What is the size limit of the SQL Server database? for additional information.

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Environment

 SQL Server 2008 R2 Express

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