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Cannot backup or export database from SQL2017

I installed SQL2017 full version not realizing what the cost would be.  The trial has expired and we cannot afford the cost.

I set up SolarWinds using it and now Solarwinds will not open because the trial of SQL has expired.    

How do I get my database exported out of SQL so I can import it into a different SQL version?
DatabasesMicrosoft SQL Server

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J.R. Sitman

8/22/2022 - Mon
David Johnson, CD

remove SQL and simply add the .mdf files to the new SQL server
John Tsioumpris

If the database is below 10GB you can use SQL Express which is completely free.
If not ...you have 2 options...either split it to smaller chunks...or move to another DB like MySQL or PostGre
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I did a search of the entire server and there is no .mdf file that looks like it might be a Solarwinds file.
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I still need help with this.   Is there a way to get a temporary license so I can restart SQL?
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I still need help!
David Johnson, CD

which solarwinds product?
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