Can not restore Stash backup (system.zip missing)

We have created a Stash 3.0.1 backup using stash backup client 1.9.0 on Windows. When we tried to restore it on a CentOS machine, the restore failed with 

stash-20150519-104526-716.tar could not be restored. Reason: /data/stash-data/system.zip (No such file or directory)

(/data/stash-data/ is my home directory, where I try to restore to)

I enabled DEBUG logging for the backup client, but it did not provide anything additional that seems useful.

Full log:

2015-05-28 17:40:25,859 DEBUG        Adding jar sqljdbc-4.0.2206.jar to the classpath
2015-05-28 17:40:25,869 DEBUG        Adding jar postgresql-9.4-1201-jdbc41.jar to the classpath
2015-05-28 17:40:25,870 DEBUG        Adding jar hsqldb-2.2.4.jar to the classpath
2015-05-28 17:40:25,870 DEBUG        Adding jar ojdbc6-11.2.0.2.0.jar to the classpath
2015-05-28 17:40:25,896 INFO         Initializing
2015-05-28 17:40:27,019 INFO         Unpacking stash-20150519-104526-716.tar to /data/stash-data
2015-05-28 17:42:38,105 DEBUG        Unpacking system backup to /data/stash-data
2015-05-28 17:42:38,133 ERROR        stash-20150519-104526-716.tar could not be restored. Reason: /data/stash-data/system.zip (No such file or directory)
java.io.FileNotFoundException: /data/stash-data/system.zip (No such file or directory)
        at java.io.RandomAccessFile.open(Native Method) ~[na:1.7.0_79]
        at java.io.RandomAccessFile.<init>(RandomAccessFile.java:241) ~[na:1.7.0_79]
        ... 12 more frames available in the log file

 

I have checked the backup file, and it indeed does not contain any system.zip, despite being huge (27GB). What is this system.zip file and what could be reason for it gone missing?

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Hi Regius,

We've seen this problem happening on this bug report:

It surprises me though you said the backup is from a 3.0.1 instance.

If you backup an instance that is 2.7.5+ or 2.8.3+ with the latest backup tool, that shouldn't happen.

Can you make sure of that and, in case you can't solve it, raise an issue with us? https://support.atlassian.com.

Best,
Thiago
DevTools

 

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I know this is an old thread but this is at the top of Google results for this issue. I have just experienced a similar issue.

The system.zip seems to contain the database backup so is rather important.

In our case when we checked the tar file generated by the backup client the system.zip had a file size of 0b.

This was using version 3.3.3 of the client with a 4.8 instance of bitbucket server.

Short of taking a new backup there isn't much that can be done.

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