Error: "Your Tableau Server topology is not ideal for backups"

Published: 26 Jun 2021
Last Modified Date: 28 Jun 2021


When attempting to run a backup, the following message might appear:

Your Tableau Server topology is not ideal for backups. To improve performance, co-locate a File Store with the TSM Controller.


  • Tableau Server


The message is due to File Store not being enabled on the same node as the Administration Controller (TSM Controller).

Additional Information

If scripting backups, the prompt can be ignored by adding the --ignore-prompt flag to the tsm maintenance backup command. For more information, see tsm maintenance backup.
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