SQLITE error while downloading

Hey everyone!

So, I created a telegram bot with a sqlite DB. The issue is when I upload the Database onto replit and decide to download it, it says the file is damaged. I tried changing the softwares that I am opening the DB with and even asked few of my colleagues the issue is the same, please help.

Hello, @Haika1207 ! Welcome to the forums!

I’m sorry to hear that you’re experiencing issues with your SQLite database. To better understand the problem, let’s try troubleshooting it step by step:

  1. Make sure you’re correctly uploading the SQLite database file to Replit. Double-check the file’s integrity after uploading it to ensure it wasn’t corrupted during the transfer.
  2. Confirm that the database file works correctly on your local machine before uploading it. Try opening and interacting with the database file locally using an SQLite browser or command line tool to ensure it’s not already damaged.
  3. Check if the issue persists with other file types as well. Try uploading and downloading a different file (not an SQLite DB) on Replit to see if the problem is specific to SQLite or affecting other file types as well.
  4. Ensure that the database file is not open or being accessed by other processes when you download it from Replit. Closing any applications or processes that might be using the file before downloading could help avoid potential corruption.

If the problem persists after trying these steps, it might be worth reaching out to Replit’s support for further assistance.


Its running perfectly on my local machine, I upload it just like any other file, and then it just gets corrupted.This issue affects only my .db file


There could be a few reasons why the file is getting corrupted after uploading it to Replit. Here are some steps you can take to troubleshoot the problem:

  1. Check your upload process: Ensure that you are properly uploading the SQLite database file to Replit. Make sure you’re not accidentally altering the file extension or compressing the file during the upload process.
  2. Verify file integrity: After uploading the file, try downloading it immediately without opening it. Compare the downloaded file’s size to the original file’s size on your local machine. If the sizes differ, it could indicate an issue with the upload/download process.
  3. Check file compatibility: Ensure that the version of SQLite you are using locally is compatible with the version installed on Replit. Incompatibility can sometimes lead to file corruption. Also, check if your colleagues are using compatible versions of SQLite.
  4. Test with a different file: Try uploading and downloading a different SQLite database file on Replit. If the new file also gets corrupted, the issue might be related to how Replit handles SQLite databases.
  5. Reach out to Replit support: If none of the above steps resolve the issue, it’s best to reach out to Replit support directly. Provide them with all the relevant details, including the steps you’ve taken and any error messages you’ve encountered. They should be able to assist you further.

Without additional information or hands-on access, it might be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of the issue.

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Does the checksum match on your local machine and in replit?
To check your file’s checksum, you can run the following command on your computer (using the terminal on linux or macOS, but a fellow community member might be able to help with Windows)
sha256sum ~/path/to/mydatabase.db, where ~/path/to/mydatabase.db is the path to your database file.
Once you upload the file to your repl, run the same command again, but use the path to your database file in your repl.
if the output of both of these commands are the same, then this could be a problem with the sql program on the repl.

To check the version of your sqlite program, you can type sqlite3 into the shell (found in the tools tab under the files pane of your repl) to check the version of your sqlite installation.
Do the same thing on your local machine, and see if they are the same.

This bug has been reported before, I suppose it hasn’t been fixed yet.