Tableau Server Backup & Maintenance

Managing Tableau Server (formerly Tableau Web Server). Targeted to IT staff with Tableau installed on client computers/on premises (on prem).

Backup Tableau Server

Tableau data includes data extract files, as well as Tableau Server's own PostgreSQL database, which stores workbook and user metadata, and server configuration data. –

Tableau documentation.

Remove Tableau Log files and temporary folders

Tableau log files can grow quite large over time. Tableau provides utilities to delete older log files as part of system maintenance.

  • Monitoring disk space usage, setting appropriate logging levels.

  • See the Remove log files and clear temporary folders section in

    • Where log files, temporary files, and configuration files are stored.

  • See the Script the backup process section in

Remove log files and clear temporary folders

You can clean old Tableau Server log file and temporary files to reduce the time it takes to create a backup, and to ensure the backup file is as small as possible. – Back up Tableau Server Data


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