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Error "Failed in :installer, Raised exception: Java::JavaLang::OutOfMemoryError 'Java heap space'" Restoring Backup


Published: 07 Aug 2014
Last Modified Date: 07 Sep 2016

Issue

Java heap space error when trying to restore a backup:
 
*** Failed in :installer
*** Raised exception: Java::JavaLang::OutOfMemoryError 'Java heap space'

Environment

Tableau Server

Resolution

Clean re-install of Tableau Server and restore of good backup

Cause

The Tableau Server installation is corrupt.

Additional Information

logs/notify-tabadmin.log contains many of the following errors:
Exception: Unable to install service 'tabsvc'
NoServiceError: No service named 'tabsvc' is installed
Failed in :installer
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