SQL Change Automation 3

Could not start LocalDB

The following error text appears when running a SQL Change Automation PowerShell cmdlet or add-on:

Error message

 ... Could not start LocalDB: Error occurred during LocalDB instance startup ...


There are two possible causes of this error:

  • You don't have LocalDB installed.
  • Your RedGateTemp instance is corrupt (this is a known issue with LocalDB).


To install LocalDB, do one of the following:

If the error still persists, fix the corrupt RedGateTemp instance.

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