Loading sqlite.db failed


using eas-cli/0.42.4 win32-x64 node-v16.8.0.
I try to load my prebuild sqlite db in useCachedRecources.ts with this code:

if (!(await FileSystem.getInfoAsync(FileSystem.documentDirectory + 'SQLite')).exists) {
          await FileSystem.makeDirectoryAsync(FileSystem.documentDirectory + 'SQLite');
        await FileSystem.downloadAsync(
          FileSystem.documentDirectory + 'SQLite/my.db'

Using expo everything works fine. App loads the DB on startup.
Building with EAS for iOS works, too, but loading the DB fails with this error:

Same error running on the iOS simulator and a real device.
metro.config.js is properly setup according to the docs with:

const { getDefaultConfig } = require('@expo/metro-config');

const defaultConfig = getDefaultConfig(__dirname);


module.exports = defaultConfig;

What am I doing wrong? Such a simple problem, but it’s driving me nuts…
Any help would be appreciated!

Greetings, Chris