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Error "Backup archive is not valid" Running tabadmin verify_database


Published: 02 Dec 2016
Last Modified Date: 13 Dec 2017

Issue

When you run tabanmin verify_database with the .tsbak file in the bin directory, the following error occurs: 
Backup archive is not valid.

Environment

Tableau Server 

Resolution

Place quotes around the file path. For example "C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\<version>\bin\tabserv.tsbak".

Cause

When a file path contains spaces, it needs to be contained in quotes.
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