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All users scoped for Confluence Server to cloud migration


We are trying to migrate a project from our Confluence Server to an Atlassian Cloud instance.

In the migration settings, step "Choose what to migrate", I select the following :

  • Spaces: Migrate spaces;
  • Users and groups: Migrate users related to the selected spaces;
  • Apps: None.


In the "Choose the spaces you'd like to migrate", I select only one space, with current permissions limited to only one user.

In "Check for errors", there are some warning about some invalid e-mail addresses (those are administrative users synced from our Active Directory that aren't really used in confluence), I choose to ignore them and to delete them in the cloud instance once the migration is completed. I'm however a bit startled that there are warning about those users, since they are in no way involved or mentionned in the space I chose to migrate.2021-11-26_16h19_53.png

I click on "Review Migration", and see that in the "Scoped" section, 778 users and 59 groups are going to be migrated, which is actually our whole users directory. There is no way that all our users are related to this space in one way or another.


How can this be, and how could I force it to migrate only the users related to the space I chose ?


Thanks for your answers.

[Some non-related info is blurred in the screenshots for privacy reasons]

1 answer

Do all the users have view access to the space you are migrating?  That might be causing the problem.  Can you send a screenshot of the space permissions?

Sorry, I didn't see your reply. Thanks for replying !

I've already tried removing every permission on the space (except its owner, which is a single user), but it changed nothing.
I also checked and some users (notably those that trigger the "Invalid email addresses" warning) don't belong to any group, not even confluence-users (so they couldn't be included because of some group permission or mention).
Last but not least, I created an empty test space and restricted permissions to me only, and when I try to migrate it, all users are still scoped.


Here's a screenshot of the space permissions. They also match my test space permissions (it's in French but I think it's quite self-explanatory) :Capture d’écran 2021-12-06 155607.png:

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