What user permission is required to execute create database script?

In SQL Server Management Studio, after logging into a remotely hosted database, I right-click on the database, and select 'Script Database As', 'CREATE to', then select 'Clipboard'...

I then get this error:

"Script failed for database xxxx

Could not read metadata, possibly due to insufficient access rights."

Can anyone tell me what permission I need to have assigned to the database user to allow me to do this? (The hosting provider is not sure).

Also, I need to be able to export the data from this database and copy it locally, once I have created the tables using the above script. Are there any specific permissions required to export data?


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you need read access to the sys schema.  Generally, I grant that by assigning membership to the dbreader role.  
That should have said, db_datareader role :>)

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