I feel like an idiot for posting this but oh well. I have done a successful restore of Zenoss in the past and I don't recall it being a major ordeal so I didn't document my steps.
I have built a new v2.5.2 and have installed the zenpacks to prep for restore from a backup file "zenossfilesdaily.tgz". I have stopped Zenoss and tried as the zenoss user to run zenrestore --file=zenossfilesdaily.tgz but i get this error
[zenoss@zenoss zenoss.installs]$ zenrestore --file=zenossfilesdaily.tgz
gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
I'm not sure what the deal is here, I didn't have this problem before.
I do my restores using the following commands as the Zenoss user:
It sounds like your file, which should be gzipped binary data, isn't in gzip format. What do you get if you run:
Ok, I knew it had to be something ridiculous. the .tgz file is from the cron job in webmin and is not the "zenossbackup" file. The .tgz file contains /opt/zenoss
I restored from August so I will just suffer with not having any data since then. I've had major issues with my current build, attribute errors when attempting to browse to Infrastructure and devices. Seems once Zenoss starts running like crap, there is hardly ever a resolution for it. So a restore is needed.
I got this now. Thanks