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1696 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 14, 2011 8:30 AM by dswope RSS
dswope Rank: White Belt 60 posts since
Jul 10, 2009
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Dec 13, 2011 10:47 AM

Zenoss Restore Issues

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.

  • jskeane Rank: Green Belt 67 posts since
    Sep 15, 2010
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    1. Dec 13, 2011 7:08 PM (in response to dswope)
    Re: Zenoss Restore Issues

    I do my restores using the following commands as the Zenoss user:


    zenoss stop

    zenrestore --file=<file>

    zenoss start


    It sounds like your file, which should be gzipped binary data, isn't in gzip format. What do you get if you run:


    file zenossfilesdaily.tgz





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