It's an interesting question. I thought about it and the idea I have (delete the Tableau install directory on worker 2) probably won't work because you will get a message such as "file currently in use, cannot change, cannot delete", go back to start... But if you may be able to go into services and stop the Tableau service on worker 2 and then delete one of the config files such as workgroup.yml, but then when you restore you will need to restart your entire Tableau cluster.
Whatever you do, it's advisable to do this on dev...
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Thanks for the quick response. But dont you think it would be risky to delete the
entire install directory on the worker 2. I just want to do a simple thing where i want to delete something very simple. One idea i have is to delete an application file that would stop the web page render on worker 2. basically the gateway process on the worker 2. but i am not sure which file i should be deleting for this. In this way when i launch the webpage on worker 2 it will not. When i restore the file back, i should be able to launch on worker 2. There might be a better idea than this. Can you please help. This is just to make sure that the restore from back up is working fine. This is one of the requirements for our process setup.
First off, will the restore from backup function properly when files are in use or will it just skip over these files?
Something you can try is as simple as do a search on favicon.ico, this is the little icon that is up in the browser tab. Rename it to something different. Then when you re-render the gateway portal, it won't find this and then there may be an "X" up there in the browser tab. And in fact, if you look at the server status tab, it will indicate that it's down with a big red X. But then when you restore from backup, this icon file should come back. It will be in 1 or 2 locations: ...\Tableau\Tableau Server\workerx\wgserver\public\release\favicon.ico or ...\Tableau\Tableau Server\workerx\wgserver\public\favicon.ico