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#11759 error in restoration process

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CMS Type
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user61170
Mandatory information about my setup:

Have I read the related troubleshooter articles above before posting (which pages?)? yes
Have I searched the tickets before posting? Yes
Have I read the documentation before posting (which pages?)? Yes
Joomla! version: (1,5)
PHP version: (5,3)
MySQL version: (unknown)
Host: (optional, but it helps us help you)
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: (latest)
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: (latest)

Description of my issue:

Hi I backupped a huge Joomla 1.5 site into 1 .jpa and 18 .jxx archives and kickstarted it on a new server and after resoring about 75 % it gives the following error:
AN ERROR OCCURED
Invalid header in archive file, part 14, offset 1095449840

(see attachment)

Anything I can do in steda of making a new backup, which takes >12 hours..?

Best regards,

Peter Kastelein

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
My guess is that you are simply running out of disk space. Try downloading all of the backup archive part files (.jpa, .j01, etc) to your local computer and use Akeeba eXtract Wizard to extract them. Then, delete the backup archive files from your live site and upload the extracted files manually. You should now be able to access the installation page as http://www.example.com/installation/index.php, where www.example.com has to of course be substituted with your site's domain name.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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user61170
Hi,

Thnx for the speedy reply! I tried that first, but than the extract wizard only 'unpacks' the .jpa and doesn't include the j01, 02 etc.. That's why I used this method.

As the site is > 30Gbyte ftp takes forever by the way and kickstart is such an ideal tool

There should be enough disk space..

regards,

Peter

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
I can see a misconception creeping up here. Both Kickstart and eXtract Wizard work in the same way. They both expect all parts of a backup set (.jpa, .j01, .j02, ...) to be present in order for the extraction to work. Please remember that all of these files make one good backup. If even one of the files is missing you will get an error and it will, in fact, be an error similar to what you got. Are you missing any of those files?

Finally, there's another thing. Kickstart is limited by PHP's numeric handling abilities. All versions of PHP, except the 64-bit Linux version, only support using 32-bit unsigned integers. This limits the maximum size of a backup archive Kickstart can extract to about 2Gb. Larger backups must be restored either with eXtract Wizard or on a 64-bit Linux server running a 64-bit version of PHP.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

🇬🇷Greek: native 🇬🇧English: excellent 🇫🇷French: basic • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

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