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Error "Insufficient disk space for restore of backup file" Restoring a Backup


Published: 17 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 02 May 2016

Issue

When restoring a Tableau Server backup to a non-default location, the following error might occur:

Error: Insufficient disk space for restore of backup file.

Environment

Tableau Server 

Resolution

If the Current free space message matches the free space available on the c:\ drive instead of the drive where Tableau Server is installed, perform a clean reinstall of Tableau Server as outlined in the article Moving Tableau Server to a Different Drive.

Cause

Tableau Server has data on both the c:\ drive and the drive where Tableau Server is installed. To restore the backup on the drive where Tableau Server is installed, no Tableau Server data should exist on the c:\ drive.
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