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ODSEE - "dsadm restore" Outputs Error - "Failed to restore data: err=13" (Doc ID 1446193.1)

Last updated on APRIL 18, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version 6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to restore from binary backup using dsadm restore,
the following error occurs.

[01/Apr/2012:08:52:49 -0700] - DEBUG - conn=-1 op=-1 msgId=-1 - restore: source directory /<BACKUP_DIR>/ is not a complete backup
/<DS_INSTALL_ROOT>/dsee7/lib/64/ns-slapd archive2db -D /<DS_INSTALL_ROOT>/dsee7/<DS_INSTANCE> -a /<BACKUP_DIR>/ failed: err=13
Failed to restore data: err=13

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Directory server instance is running as a non-root user, run dsadm backup
2. Run chown -R to make backup directory owned by a different non-root user
3. Run dsadm restore as root

Due to this issue, users cannot log into apps because user entries can not be restored from backup.


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