Error "Errno::ENOENT 'No such file or directory - manifest. yml'" When Restoring Backup

Published: 07 Nov 2015
Last Modified Date: 27 May 2016


When restoring from a backup file, using tabadmin restore --no-config, the following error might occur:

Errno::ENOENT 'No such file or directory - manifest.yml'


  • Tableau Server 
  • Windows 


  • Copy the .tsbak file to the destination directory again.
  • Restore from a different backup file.


The backup file is corrupted.

Additional Information

  • One of the first processes in the tabadmin restore process is to unzip the tsbak file. If the file is corrupted, it is not possible to unzip.
  • The Windows copy process can cause the corruption, due to a number of possible reasons.
  • If the .tsbak file cannot be unzipped using 7Zip or the Windows unzip, the restore process will fail.
  • Tableau Server versions prior to 9.0.5 use the Windows zip process during backup and restore.
  • Tableau Server versions from 9.0.5 to current use 7Zip during backup and restore.
  • Sample error in tabadmin.log:
2015-10-23 18:44:45.153 -0500_DEBUG_<IPaddress>:<computer_name>_:_pid=728_0x20de05e5__user=__request=__ '7z.exe' output:
7-Zip [64] 9.20  Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov  2010-11-18
Processing archive: D:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\9.0\bin\backup.tsbak
Error: Can not open file as archive
2015-10-23 18:44:45.153 -0500_FATAL_<IPaddress>:<computer_name>_:_pid=728_0x20de05e5__user=__request=__ Error during restore: Errno::ENOENT 'No such file or directory - manifest.yml'
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