CONF: How does one "connect to the database", for a stand-alone Confluence v3.5.5 instance ?

GOAL: How does one connect to the database, for a stand-alone Confluence v3.5.5 instance ?

BACKGROUND:

I see a lot of people offering that we , ... connect to the Confluence DB, and execute SQL ... , for various purposes.

* Where: When you look at the attached architectural diagram ... where is the DB , in this filesystem ? (It does not appear to be under /home/confluence ).

* Connection String: Where is the connection string we can use ? Where , under /home/confluence ?

Thanks in advance for helping ?

1 answer

This widget could not be displayed.

Hi there,

By external Database they mean to install one of the major databases that confluence supports and configure the application to use it. You can check the supported databases in the supported platforms.

In order to use a external database:

1) You must install in on your server by downloading in the vendor website.

2) Configure it and create the database schema and username to access that schema.

3) Install confluence and point it to the database connection URL (which will be presented to you when you install the database)

By doing these steps you'll have a confluence working with an external database.

If you'd like to migrate your current confluence data to the new one, I recommend to create a XML backup and import into the new version (the source and target must be of the same version).

Cheers,

Rodrigo

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Sep 17, 2018 in Confluence

Why start from scratch? Introducing four new templates for Confluence Cloud

Hi my Community friends!  For those who don't know me, I'm a product marketer on the Confluence Cloud team - nice to meet you! For those of you who do, you know that I've been all up in your Co...

591 views 7 6
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you