# SQL Server 2016 Express restore size limit

SQL Server 2016 Express indicates that it will accept a database of 10GB. I try to do a restore with overwrite of existing blank database with a 8.037GB .bak file and get the message that the file is too big to restore. Any suggestions?

RESTORE FILELISTONLY FROM DISK = 'C:\path\to\backup.bak';
Add up the values in the Size column to find out exactly how big the database is. The total cannot exceed 10GB.