Automatic Database Backup failed - Mono track (insert extra mono track)

When trying to link together (Copy + Paste) two mono tracks into either the ‘mother’ track or a completely new mono track, Audacity produces an error message

‘Automatic database backup failed’

The ‘problem details’ are as follows:

“timestamp”: 1692572819,
“event_id”: “ab34f32e715d6746b290583c665cbdad”,
“platform”: “native”,
“release”: “audacity@3.3.3”,
“contexts”: {
“os”: {
“type”: “os”,
“name”: “Windows”,
“version”: “10.0.22621”
“exception”: {
“values”: [
“type”: “Warning”,
“value”: “Automatic database backup failed.”,
“mechanism”: {
“type”: “runtime_error”,
“handled”: false,
“data”: {
“sqlite3.query”: “INSERT INTO (id, dict, doc) VALUES(1, ?1, ?2) ON CONFLICT(id) DO UPDATE SET dict = ?1, doc = ?2;”,
“sqlite3.rc”: “18”,
“sqlite3.context”: “ProjectGileIO::WriteDoc::step”

Try as I might, I cannot merge the two mono tracks together to produce a final finished track. I have cleared out any outstanding memory from Audacity. I have even reinstalled the software, but nothing changes. I have the latest Audacity version, 3.3.3 but still nothing helps me.

Can anyone help me, please?

So I am thinking that your project may possibly be damaged.

First, I would try copying the entire project to a new project as follows:

  1. Ctrl+A = Select All
  2. Ctrl+C = Copy
  3. Ctrl+N = New Project
  4. Ctrl+V = Paste

when prompted whether to copy “smart clips” say no.

Hopefully, this process will create a clean “new” project.

Thank you very much, **jademan **

I have followed your suggestion, but I found that this still raised the same issue of ‘failure to write to database’.

Instead, I followed part of your instructions as follows:

  1. Ctrl+A = Select All
  2. Export> Export Audio>
  3. Save as type: AC3 Files (FFmpeg) and Bit Rate: 64 kbps

It worked! Hooray! And now I can edit files much more quickly.

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