Error "Skipping backup since <IPV4_ADDRESS>..." during tabadmin backup

Published: 18 Sep 2013
Last Modified Date: 29 Jul 2015


When you run tabadmin backup in a distributed environment, the backup might fail and display the following error:
Skipping backup since <IPV4_ADDRESS> is user maintained and distinct from <IPV4_ADDRESS>


  • Tableau Server 8.0.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4, 8.0.5, 8.0.6
  • Tableau Server 8.1.0, 8.1.1, 8.1.2
  • Distributed environment
  • Windows 2008 (all versions except Windows Serer 2008 R2)


Upgrade to Tableau Server 8.0.7 or Tableau Server 8.1.3 and later versions. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Server.


This behavior is a known issue that has been resolved in more recent releases.

Additional Information

For more information about this issue, refer to the 8.0.7 and 8.1.3 Release Notes pages.
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