We a standalone SharePoint 2013 server with SQL Server Express. I have received a content database backup file of ~50MB. When I try to restore this content database backup file in our SQL Server Express I get error as
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: CREATE DATABASE or ALTER DATABASE failed because the resulting cumulative database size would exceed your licensed limit of 10240 MB per database. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended)
I checked and found that the cumulative size of all DB files on SQL Server Express is ~3.5GB.
I am not sure what exactly is the problem here as the backup expands to size of ~200MB only, and there's ample space in SQL for that. Any pointers would be helpful as to where we need to look so that we can resolve this one.