Problem Executing Workflow: EBUSY: resource busy or locked, copyfile

Hi all I am having intermitent trouble executing workflows. I have created a NoOp workflow below for testing.

What is the error message (if any)?

Getting error below intermittently (sometimes flow executes successfully):

Problem executing workflow

There was a problem executing the workflow:
"EBUSY: resource busy or locked, copyfile

The workflow:

Share the output returned by the last node


I have used the resource manager to try and locate the file in use but the files are never in use by any processes. Also the files listed are not always the same on each execution.

Information on your n8n setup

  • n8n version: 0.206.1
  • Database you’re using (default: SQLite): SQL Lite
  • Running n8n with the execution process [own(default), main]: n8n.cmd
  • Running n8n via [Docker, npm,, desktop app]: npm

Hi @networksup, I am sorry you’re having trouble. As mentioned in your other thread it’s not clear to me why files used by n8n might be locked on your particular system.

So you might want to try a different approach to deploying n8n. You could try running n8n via docker or even consider setting up a designated n8n server to avoid any interference by existing setups.

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