Best practice for upgrade/export (from Download 3.5.4 to OnDemand)

Hi all,

We have an old version of Confluence, (Download version) 3.5.4, and I need to get our spaces over to our new OnDemand instance. I understand that I must upgrade to the latest version to be able to export my data in a form the OnDemand instance will accept.

I have a couple of "best practice" questions about this:

Can I make a copy of the Download version, and just upgrade it (thus giving myself a handy backout plan should things go awry)? That would also allow my users to continue to access the data while I am fiddling about with the export.

Also, can I jump right to the latest version, or must I go through intermediate versions first? If the latter, is it OK to just upgrade to the next major version, or do I need to upgrade to every minor and sub-minor version as well?

Thanks,

Charles

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Jason Worley Atlassian Team Dec 08, 2013

You can spin up an evaluation license and specify 3.5.4 here:

https://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence/download-archives

Import your spaces then upgrade to 5.x (5.3 right now).

At that point you should be able to export that data and import it straight into OnDemand.

Good luck to you!

Joe Wai Tye Atlassian Team Dec 09, 2013

Just to add on, you can refer to this link for upgrading : https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Upgrading+Confluence

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