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Backup confluence with error

Hello,

I'm trying to manual backup my confluence through General Configuration > Backup & Restore but I'm getting the following error(s):

com.atlassian.confluence.importexport.ImportExportException: java.io.IOException: Couldn't create export directory /var/atlassian/application-data/confluence/temp/xmlexport-20200326-132609-355 at com.atlassian.confluence.importexport.impl.AbstractExporterImpl.createExportDirectory(AbstractExporterImpl.java:116) at com.atlassian.confluence.importexport.impl.AbstractExporterImpl.createAndSetExportDirectory(AbstractExporterImpl.java:44) at com.atlassian.confluence.importexport.impl.AbstractXmlExporter.doExport(AbstractXmlExporter.java:91) at com.atlassian.confluence.importexport.impl.FileXmlExporter.doExportInternal(FileXmlExporter.java:60) at com.atlassian.confluence.importexport.impl.FileXmlExporter.doExport(FileXmlExporter.java:54) at com.atlassian.confluence.importexport.DefaultImportExportManager.doExport(DefaultImportExportManager.java:225) at com.atlassian.confluence.importexport.DefaultImportExportManager.exportAs(DefaultImportExportManager.java:191) at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor4723.invoke(Unknown Source) at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498) at 

 

Can somebody please help me to resolve this issue?

 

thanks!

 

1 answer

1 vote

I'm guessing the service account that runs Confluence on your Linux server doesn't have access to 

/var/atlassian/application-data/confluence/temp/

and so it can't create the directories/files needed to perform the backup.

 

Wade 

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