Snapshot restore not working properly

Hi - we are having a problem where snapshots are not restoring properly and are throwing an odd database error:

"Error: Unable to locate table restore file from archive: srvr_176_links.sql"

  • Michelle Shull
    • DEV MAN’s Apprentice

    Hi there, Johnol!

    Switch to ZipArchive compression, rather than PCI, and you should be fine here. (see my screenshot) Take a fresh Snapshot of your original site, with Zip compression active, and then re-import.

    This has worked for several other members who were seeing a similar failure on Snapshot restore.


  • johnol
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Followed your instructions. Still running into this issue with the latest version of Snapshot where the snapshot fails on the first execution:

    table_data not set. This normally means that PHP on your server is not properly setup to handle _SESSION. Check with your hosting company.

    When I re-run it - completes without error...

    Likewise, I continue to have the issue where when I click on "restore" the file is listed but does not offer a restore option. (See attached.)

  • Michael Bissett
    • Recruit

    Hey @johnol, Michael here! :slight_smile:

    I'd like to see that video you mentioned before, as well as do some deeper investigation, could you please send in the following via our secure contact form:

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    Thanks a bunch! :slight_smile:

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