I have spent the last 8 hours trying to install Confluence on our servers. I faced dozens of errors, but I have managed to work through many of them. But now I am stuck, over and over again, with the same error.
Here is what I do:
I go to the console of AWS.
I create a new EC2 instance. I've been using a t2.medium, which has 2 CPUs and 4 gigs of RAM. We are a small startup, so for the next few months there will only be a dozen people using this instance. I don't think we need a very powerful machine? The whole machine will be dedicated to running Confluence.
I ssh to the server. I install:
I configure a reverse-proxy so port 8090 can be served as if root on port 80.
I then edit :
so that it reads:
127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain localhost4 localhost4.localdomain4 avconfluence
::1 localhost6 localhost6.localdomain6 avconfluence
I test this:
Then I upload:
I chmod this so it is executable.
As root, I execute it.
Then I point my browser at the IP address for this EC2 instance. I get a setup screen that asks for a license key. I go and get a license key for a trial. The page that offers license keys asks me "Please confirm that you want this license key for the server "localhost".
The first time I did this I clicked "yes" and it tried to redirect to "localhost".
So now I click "no" and I copy the license key manually.
I click submit on that form.
The browser pauses while work is done in the background, and finally it redirects to an error page:
One possible error that I've made is that I'm running Confluence as the root user. I now find out that I should run this as the user "confluence". I try:
This starts. I hit "refresh" in my browser. I am at this URL:
I get this error:
com.atlassian.util.concurrent.LazyReference$InitializationException: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Spring Application context has not been set at com.atlassian.util.concurrent.LazyReference.getInterruptibly(LazyReference.java:149) at com.atlassian.util.concurrent.LazyReference.get(LazyReference.java:112)
At this point I've tried installing Confluence many dozens of times, and all I've ever gotten is errors. Is there any place that actually explains, step by step, in detail, what I really need to do to get this thing to work?
Each time I retry, I start over again, setting up a new EC2 instance. This doesn't seem to help.
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