Confluence Import failed: End of ZLIB

Trying to import a compressed confluence cloud backup to our server. The compressed file is 63gb. The import failed after about 25 minutes. The error read 

Import failed. Check your server logs for more information. Error unzipping file: Unexpected end of ZLIB input stream

Any suggestions?

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Jun 01, 2017

I suggest turning off compression in Confluence prior to the import. I found a JDK bug that indicates that GZip compression can cause that error: Unexpected end of ZLIB when using GZIP on some files

The bug is intermittent but we could be running into something similar.

To turn off compression in Confluence, go to Admin>General Configuration, scroll down to the bottom, click Edit on the right, and uncheck the box next to Compress HTTP Responses.

Hi Ann,

Unfortunately that didn't work for me :(

Uploading the zip file through the web ui, rather than directly onto the server did the trick. Very strange...

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