[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Archon -> ArchivesSpace Migration Failure Message

abriggs at mcdaniel.edu abriggs at mcdaniel.edu
Mon Apr 9 15:34:36 EDT 2018

(posting to the listserv on behalf of Austin Royal, who is my IT contact for this project at McDaniel College and assisting me with this process)


The credentials do indeed belong to an account with administrative permissions for this Archon instance, and are valid/correct. The link to the Archon source is also valid (we've tried variations with protocol and paths just to make sure) as the migration tool proceeds with the first bit of authentication after successfully connecting to the Archon source, but ultimately fails and presents the error previously mentioned.

I managed to nab a copy of the log before it spits out the error almost instantly. Here's what it says:

Administrator authenticated ...
Finding Accession Records Repositories ...
Getting records for: ?p=core/accessions&batch_start=1
No accessions found ...

I hope this helps, thank you.

Andrea J. Briggs
Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
McDaniel College Archives<http://lib.hoover.mcdaniel.edu/archives-home>
2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157
abriggs at mcdaniel.edu
From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of Edgar Garcia <edgar-garcia at northwestern.edu>
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Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Archon -> ArchivesSpace Migration Failure Message


The error seems to point to here: https://github.com/archivesspace/archon-migration/blob/v2.3.x/src/org/nyu/edu/dlts/utils/ASpaceCopyUtil.java#L349, assuming you are using the 2.3.x version of the migrator.

It could suggest that it did not successfully connect to your Archon instance and thus did not return any records causing the Null Pointer Exception. Ensure that the Archon user/password combo has administrator privileges, and the archon source is the correct URL.

Edgar Garcia
Senior Software Developer
Discovery Platform Services
IT Infrastructure
Northwestern University Libraries
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208
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Date: Monday, April 9, 2018 at 9:19 AM
To: "archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org" <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Archon -> ArchivesSpace Migration Failure Message


We are attempting to migrate from Archon Version 3.21 rev-2.1 to ArchivesSpace installation V2.3.0 but we are encountering this error. We have followed up to step 5c and 5d in the Archon Migration Tool Instructions and were met with the following error.

Can anyone help us interpret this error and figure out where to move forward?


Unrecoverable exception, migration stopped ...

Current Record Type:
Record Identifier :

at org.nyu.edu.dlts.utils.ASpaceCopyUtil.copyRepositoryRecords(ASpaceCopyUtil.java:349)
at org.nyu.edu.dlts.dbCopyFrame$1.run(dbCopyFrame.java:229)
at java.base/java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)


Andrea J. Briggs
Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
McDaniel College Archives<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__lib.hoover.mcdaniel.edu_archives-2Dhome&d=DwMFAw&c=yHlS04HhBraes5BQ9ueu5zKhE7rtNXt_d012z2PA6ws&r=qL9mtrzN5YM9JLty72jmSvS2xXL_z4-MUTBxVwpL3SM&m=bUK6YT2V4xrm0UjoEnVreiG9AmZO4mkmABIXd-vIf0U&s=wPTaiiCQPz9PFTqGFM_U77uFbFuxSuCawtDIIQvoUkw&e=>
2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157
abriggs at mcdaniel.edu
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