Can a single Confluence Wiki instance have spaces physically located in separate countries?

We have approximately 600 users currently using one production instance of a Confluence wiki 4.2.6.
However, our users are split between offices in the UK (550 people) and Australia (50 people) and both Groups are interested in developing spaces that include classified material only relevant (and allowed to reside) in their individual country. We also have general help that needs to be shared between both countries.
Is there a way that we can split the content of a single Wiki instance so that the files relating to spaces that must reside only in the UK are in the UK and those that must reside in Australia are in australia and we have global spaces that our permissions mean anyone can acces the help spaces?
So this is going beyond LDAP permissions controlling access as some spaces must be also physically located in a particular Country.
I hope somebody can suggest a solution. Thanks
Martin West

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Martin,

You could, on your globally available wiki, edit the welcome message on the dashboard to include links to the country-specific wikis. That way they would all be joined (very simply) and everyone would know where to go to find the links to the appropriate wiki.

And with permissions set correctly, users would only be able to see the wiki they're entitles to.

Otherwise you might have to do some major rebuilding to the dashboard that would disguise what's actually going on.

If you've got the budget and time, the latter option might be the best way to go. If not...

Cheers

Thanks - shame its got to be like this - but this would help the users if we have to go that far

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Davin Studer Community Champion Nov 20, 2013

Sounds to me like you need three installs. One for shared content, and one for each country.

Davin Studer Community Champion Nov 20, 2013

What you are talking about would require a fundamental db/program archetecture change.

Thanks for responding - I was afraid this might be the answer. So we need to buy 2 extra confluence licences and work out how to make each country see their own Wiki and the shared content Wiki appear as if it was one site.

Davin Studer Community Champion Nov 21, 2013

Yeah. If you are going that route you may want to look into Crowd as well, so that you can centralize the login porcess ... unless you already have some kind of single sign on set up.

Isn't it possible to just set up different Confluence spaces?

No - for security and export control reasons the pages must be physically located in different countries. The other people answering confirm that a single instance of confluence (even if split into separate spaces) has all the pages located together in one place.

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