Skip home zip during upgrade when using a response file

Onno van der Straaten October 24, 2020

Purportedly per Atlassian doc it should be possible to skip home zip creation when performing an unattended /automated upgrade. A home directory can become quite large so in real life cases not an option or very unpractical.

A manual upgrade will create a response file reponse.varfile with option


However, when you feed the installer with this option, the installer will still create the home zip!

There are more options that are ignored for example the option


will not stop the application from launching. BTW, this option comes from Atlassian documentation

The installer itself generates a different option






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Onno van der Straaten October 25, 2020

As it turns out this is a known issue for some time now see CONFSERVER-35722

My workaround for this problem is to delete other reponse.varfile files that might be picked up by Confluence.


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