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Try to create new ContinuumDB with Database Initialization and receive Database creation failed error stating the database does not exist.


On attempted creation of new database receive the below errors.

Database creation failed.

Installation Error! <[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]The database 'ContinuumDB' does not exist. Supply a valid database name. To see available databases, use sys.databases. >
Installation Error! <[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver]Invalid cursor state>
Installation Error! <[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver]Invalid cursor state>


Continuum Cyberstation


The "DB File Location" in the Database Initialization dialog is not specified properly.


  1. Check where the "Data" folder resides on the SQL server
    A typical SQL Express install will have this located at "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data" but depending on the type of SQL, Operating System, and if any other instances of SQL - this location could be different.
    The correct folder contains at least six files: 
    • master.mdf
    • mastlog.ldf
    • model.mdf
    • modellog.ldf
    • tempdb.mdf
    • templog.ldf
  2. Type this path location into the "DB File Location" field
  3. Re-attempt the Database creation.


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