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Error: "Error: Migration of data engine from primary" When Restoring a Backup


Published: 23 Oct 2016
Last Modified Date: 30 Dec 2016

Issue

When trying to restore a back-up on a production environment, the restore fails and the following error message occus in the command prompt window: 
"Error: Migration of data engine from primary"

Environment

Tableau Server

Resolution

Increase the disk space on the computer running the worker node. 

Cause

There was not enough space left on the disk to unzip the data folder containing the backup data.

Additional Information

During a tabadmin restore, the Tableau Server/data/ tabsvc / dataengine folder is renamed to dataengine .1 for rollback purposes.  
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