Thank you. I spoke with Jesse at Tableau and he walked me through the process. I did not run as admin....
Typically the backup and restore are batch files you execute. For example, here is my batch script I have when I need to perform a restore (Note: My server is on the D: drive and I use an UNDERSCORE between "Tableau" and "Server"...spaces bad!):
@ECHO OFF REM by Toby Erkson May2013 REM Input required: Full file path and name are required. REM Input example: backup_restore "D:\Applications\Tableau\Tableau_Server\backups\backup_QA-2013-03-01.tsbak" IF EXIST %1 GOTO UsePath :NoPath ECHO. ECHO %1 not found. ECHO Backup restore not done! ECHO. GOTO End :UsePath ECHO. ECHO Please wait, admin password will need to be entered manually. ECHO Keystrokes will not dispay when entering password nor will cursor move. ECHO When done typing the password hit the 'Enter' key to input it and continue. ECHO. PAUSE tabadmin stop tabadmin restore %1 tabadmin start SET /a EL=%ERRORLEVEL% IF %EL% EQU 0 GOTO Restored :Unrestored ECHO. ECHO Backup restore failed! ECHO Error number: %EL% GOTO End :Restored ECHO Backup restore successful. :End REM Add REMs to below 2 lines if automating. ECHO -- Pause -- PAUSE EXIT
Naturally, you would replace "D:\Applications\Tableau\Tableau_Server\backups\backup_QA-2013-03-01.tsbak" with the file and path of your backup .tsbak file.
If you want to manually do it without a batch script then open a cmd window (as an Administrator ), make sure you are in the proper Tableau directory like you were before (C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\8.1\bin ) and type in the following at the cmd prompt:
Hit the Enter key.
tabadmin restore "your_filepath_and_filename_go_here"
Hit the Enter key.
Hit the Enter key. When the cursor appears type in Exit, hit the Enter key, and you're done.
Glad you got it werkin'