I’m using LocalDB with SambaPOS4 on Windows 8.1 pro
I’m getting this error (picture). I’ve been using the software for almost a month without a problem.
The error comes up when loading sambapos4, when I click ok it closes. So I don’t have a way to open the software.
Please help asap. If you recommend removing the software and reinstalling it then please mention a way to backup the localdb and restoring it. I was a few weeks away from having a live backup solution for the machine.
Your database is a pair of files - one with .MDF extension, and the other with .LDF extension. It may be located in the user directory as well. Make a copy of those files and store them somewhere safe.
You can also download and install SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio). Use this tool to attempt connection to your Database.
I think the key to the problem is here:
A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 56 - Unable to load the SQLUserInstance.dll from the location specified in the registry. Verify that the Local Database Runtime feature of SQL Server Express is properly installed.)
No I wanted to be ensure this is not a connection string issue. LocalDB allows connections but can’t initialize because it can’t load dll file mentioned in the error message. Uninstalling / Reinstalling should resolve that but if it does not you can try installing SQL Server Express version.
LocalDB is a user based database engine so changes on your windows login might be the reason of that. Using Express Edition will be better not to deal with such issues.