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JIRA Restore System: "Error: archive is not a ZIP archive" Edited

Blake VandeMerwe Apr 07, 2017

I downloaded a backup of our Jira-Cloud instance to restore on a locally hosted development machine, as we're migrating from one license to the other.

Simply pointing the utility at the zip file downloaded from atlassian.net yields that error.

The file is indeed a zip archive:

root@devops-jira-dl1 /var/atlassian/application-data/jira/import
$ file jira-cloud_2017-04-06.zip 
jira-cloud_2017-04-06.zip: Zip archive data, at least v2.0 to extract

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What's the problem?

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Dave Theodore [Coyote Creek Consulting] Community Leader Apr 11, 2017

Are you sure it downloaded completely? We see a variety of issues importing from Cloud to Server, but this is not a common one. You could try manually unzipping the archive to see if the unzip utility complains.

Blake VandeMerwe Apr 13, 2017

Funny enough when I downloaded the exact same file again it had a different size and worked correctly.

Kind of surprising to get an invalid file download.

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