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Many "tsbak" Folders are Being Created in Tableau the Server/data/tabsvc/temp Folder


Published: 17 Nov 2016
Last Modified Date: 20 Nov 2017

Issue

When a backup is being processed, the following folder contains many large tsbak folders: Tableau Server/data/tabsvc/temp.

Environment

Tableau Server

Resolution

Try one of the following workaround:
  • Run tabadmin cleanup --restart. The folders will be removed. For more information, see Remove Unneeded Files in Tableau Help. 
  • Delete the folders manually as long as a backup is not currently running.

Cause

While the backup is processing, Tabadmin backup creates a temporary .tsbak file in the folder at the following location Tableau Server/data/tabsvc/temp. When the backup completes the temp file is removed. If the backup fails to complete for any reason, the .tsbak file remains in the folder.

Additional Information

The tsbak* files can be large since they may contain the data engine and repository contents.
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