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When trying to restore a XML site backup, it fails near the end of the import with the following error:

Import failed. Check your server logs for more information.  Transaction rolled back because it has been marked as rollback-only

The following appears in the atlassian-confluence.log

2017-06-26 07:53:21,952 ERROR [Long running task: Importing data] [atlassian.confluence.importexport.KeyInitPostImportTask] execute Problem when init Confluence key after a site import
 -- url: /confluence/longrunningtaskxml.action | traceId: 3598ae31fb625e39 | userName: admin | referer: https://www.<YOURCONFLUENCEURLhere>/confluence/admin/restore-local-file.action | action: longrunningtaskxml


Run the following query to determine if you are missing or have a malformed Server ID in the database of the source instance.

select * from BANDANA where bandanakey = '';


The Server ID is malformed or missing from the source instance database.  When restoring a XML site backup, Confluence looks for the server ID when creating application links.  


Manually add the correct Server ID to the database.

Always back up your data before performing any modifications to the database. If possible, test any alter, insert, update, or delete SQL commands on a staging server first.

Use the following insert into statement to add the Server ID.


Create a new XML site backup for restore.


Last modified on Jun 28, 2017

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