Cannot Authenticate To Download Backup Files Using Ondemandbackupmanager


I am in the process of updating our Atlassian Jira backup script to use the new download URL, per this post here:

After going through the individual commands of the script, I eventually arrive at the following when I run a Curl call to get the status of the backup:

roger@ubuntu16 ~ $ curl --silent --show-error --cookie $COOKIE_FILE_LOCATION --request GET --url https://${INSTANCE}/rest/obm/latest/getprogress.json | python -m json.tool
    "alternativePercentage": "Estimated progress: 100 %",
    "concurrentBackupInProgress": false,
    "currentStatus": "Preparing export file",
    "fileName": "/plugins/servlet/ondemandbackupmanager/download/5c54d4af-7447-4478-81f4-3ed838669c13/",
    "size": 26233530

However, when I try and download that file, I get a "401 unauthorized". This happens in the browser as well. Also note that the "currentStatus" of "Preparing export file" seems to be stuck and never changes.

roger@ubuntu16 ~ $ sudo wget --load-cookies=$COOKIE_FILE_LOCATION -t 0 --retry-connrefused "https://${INSTANCE}/$FILE_NAME" -O "$LOCATION/JIRA-backup-${today}.zip"

--2017-01-11 12:44:02--
Connecting to||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 401 Unauthorized
Authorization failed.

Has anyone experienced this issue? Atlassian support does not seem to know what to make of this issue, either.

The old site where I used to download from Webdav no longer works, as noted in the link earlier in this post.




1 answer

OK I figured it out. There was a flaw in the script that Atlassian provides.

I used --location with Curl and it worked.

Here is a snippet of what could be revised in their script.

if [[ $FILE_NAME == *"ondemandbackupmanager/download"* ]]; then
        # Download the new way, starting Nov 2016
        curl --silent --show-error \
          --location \
          --cookie $COOKIE_FILE_LOCATION \
          --request GET \
          --url "https://${INSTANCE}${FILE_NAME}" \
          --output "${LOCATION}/${RENAME_BACKUP_FILE}"

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