Database Locked Errors


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Original poster
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10:25 AM
Feb 14, 2019
I am getting database locked errors within Sonarr which is (seemingly) preventing Sonarr and NZBget sharing download information as no download information is getting through to NZBget. Getting quite frustrating and no amount of research online is helping. I'm at the point now where I'd actually pay someone to get Sonarr working for me as I've been tinkering with PGBlitz for over a week now and Sonarr has never worked. I've setup 4 different fresh installs and none have succeeded. Current error messages are:

[v2.0.0.5322] System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteException (0x80004005): database is locked

database is locked

at System.Data.SQLite.SQLite3.Step (System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteStatement stmt) [0x00088] in <61a20cde294d4a3eb43b9d9f6284613b>:0

at System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteDataReader.NextResult () [0x0016b] in <61a20cde294d4a3eb43b9d9f6284613b>:0

at System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteDataReader..ctor (System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteCommand cmd, System.Data.CommandBehavior behave) [0x00090] in <61a20cde294d4a3eb43b9d9f6284613b>:0

at (wrapper remoting-invoke-with-check) System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteDataReader..ctor(System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteCommand,System.Data.CommandBehavior)

at System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteCommand.ExecuteReader (System.Data.CommandBehavior behavior) [0x0000c] in <61a20cde294d4a3eb43b9d9f6284613b>:0

at System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteCommand.ExecuteScalar (System.Data.CommandBehavior behavior) [0x00006] in <61a20cde294d4a3eb43b9d9f6284613b>:0

at System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteCommand.ExecuteScalar () [0x00006] in <61a20cde294d4a3eb43b9d9f6284613b>:0

at Marr.Data.QGen.InsertQueryBuilder`1[T].Execute () [0x00046] in C:\BuildAgent\work\5d7581516c0ee5b3\src\Marr.Data\QGen\InsertQueryBuilder.cs:140

at Marr.Data.DataMapper.Insert[T] (T entity) [0x0005d] in C:\BuildAgent\work\5d7581516c0ee5b3\src\Marr.Data\DataMapper.cs:728

at NzbDrone.Core.Datastore.BasicRepository`1[TModel].Insert (TModel model) [0x0002d] in C:\BuildAgent\work\5d7581516c0ee5b3\src\NzbDrone.Core\Datastore\BasicRepository.cs:111

at NzbDrone.Core.Messaging.Commands.CommandQueueManager.Push[TCommand] (TCommand command, NzbDrone.Core.Messaging.Commands.CommandPriority priority, NzbDrone.Core.Messaging.Commands.CommandTrigger trigger) [0x0013d] in C:\BuildAgent\work\5d7581516c0ee5b3\src\NzbDrone.Core\Messaging\Commands\CommandQueueManager.cs:82

at System.Dynamic.UpdateDelegates.UpdateAndExecute4[T0,T1,T2,T3,TRet] (System.Runtime.CompilerServices.CallSite site, T0 arg0, T1 arg1, T2 arg2, T3 arg3) [0x00035] in <7aa7d6192efc4d31a9896d7a49ef2104>:0

at (wrapper delegate-invoke) System.Func`6[System.Runtime.CompilerServices.CallSite,NzbDrone.Core.Messaging.Commands.CommandQueueManager,System.Object,NzbDrone.Core.Messaging.Commands.CommandPriority,NzbDrone.Core.Messaging.Commands.CommandTrigger,System.Object].invoke_TResult_T1_T2_T3_T4_T5(System.Runtime.CompilerServices.CallSite,NzbDrone.Core.Messaging.Commands.CommandQueueManager,object,NzbDrone.Core.Messaging.Commands.CommandPriority,NzbDrone.Core.Messaging.Commands.CommandTrigger)

at (wrapper dynamic-method) System.Object.CallSite.Target(System.Runtime.CompilerServices.Closure,System.Runtime.CompilerServices.CallSite,NzbDrone.Core.Messaging.Commands.CommandQueueManager,object,NzbDrone.Core.Messaging.Commands.CommandPriority,NzbDrone.Core.Messaging.Commands.CommandTrigger)

at NzbDrone.Core.Messaging.Commands.CommandQueueManager.Push (System.String commandName, System.Nullable`1[T] lastExecutionTime, NzbDrone.Core.Messaging.Commands.CommandPriority priority, NzbDrone.Core.Messaging.Commands.CommandTrigger trigger) [0x000b7] in C:\BuildAgent\work\5d7581516c0ee5b3\src\NzbDrone.Core\Messaging\Commands\CommandQueueManager.cs:95

at NzbDrone.Core.Jobs.Scheduler.ExecuteCommands () [0x00043] in C:\BuildAgent\work\5d7581516c0ee5b3\src\NzbDrone.Core\Jobs\Scheduler.cs:42

at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.InnerInvoke () [0x0000f] in <2943701620b54f86b436d3ffad010412>:0

at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Execute () [0x00000] in <2943701620b54f86b436d3ffad010412>:0
Incidentally, Radarr works fine and all movies are picked up in Plex perfectly. Have not tried Lidarr yet...

Latests research points to permissions errors, but I cannot for the life of me see where in this process I had selected the incorrect permissions. Any advice, support, or offers of help welcome at this stage! :)



Project Manager
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5:25 AM
Jan 17, 2018
You'll have to check with the Sonarr crew because when it says the database is locked, it's an error on their end. I have seen this happen on my end before way back; but not for a while. Using v3 of Sonarr, this has not come up.


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5:25 AM
Aug 8, 2019
Came across this myself in the version 2 of sonarr. no issues with v3.


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Original poster
Local time
10:25 AM
Feb 14, 2019
Interesting. I've updated and the error I get with V.3 is:
[Fatal] ConsoleApp: Address already in use. This can happen if another instance of Sonarr is already running another application is using the same port (default: 8989) or the user has insufficient permissions

Press enter to exit...
It's looking very much like a permissions issue. Do you know how I give Sonarr permission to access to write to nzbdrone.db?

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