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Restore fails in IBM InfoSphere Guardium with, "Error loading files to the database. Exit value = 1"

Technote (troubleshooting)


When restoring data on a collector in IBM InfoSphere Guardium it fails with error "Error loading files to the database. Exit value = 1"


The "Error loading files to the database. Exit value = 1" happens when data is restored while the inspection-core is is still running.


IBM InfoSphere Guardium collector.

Resolving the problem

While restoring on a collector, please stop the inspection core before restoring. To do this follow the steps below:

  1. From cli, issue the commands to stop the inspection core.
    1. stop inspection-engine
    2. stop inspection-core
  2. Run the restore.
  3. Restart the inspection core
    1. start inspection-core
    2. start inspection-engine

If the problem persists, please engage IBM InfoSphere Guardium Technical Support along with the following information:
  • screenshot of restore error.
  • guard_fileimport.log and
  • guard_filetransfer.log .

To obtain these files, please use the "fileserver" as explained in the following technote:

Document information

More support for: IBM Security Guardium

Software version: 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.2, 9.0

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 1620712

Modified date: 09 January 2013

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