Confluence (3.5.4) won't start anymore due to UnknownHostException:

I have a really old version of confluence (3.5.4) that's been running fine until recently i had to restart confluence after switch it did not start anymore. 

2015-04-13 15:58:47,959 INFO [main] [com.atlassian.confluence.lifecycle] contextInitialized Starting Confluence 3.5.4 (build #2156)
2015-04-13 15:58:49,667 INFO [main] [atlassian.plugin.manager.DefaultPluginManager] init Initialising the plugin system
2015-04-13 15:58:49,815 INFO [main] [atlassian.plugin.manager.DefaultPluginManager] init Plugin system started in 0:00:00.147
2015-04-13 15:58:50,723 INFO [main] [springframework.web.context.ContextLoader] initWebApplicationContext Root WebApplicationContext: initialization started
2015-04-13 15:58:52,362 INFO [main] [com.atlassian.confluence.lifecycle] <init> Loading EhCache cache manager
2015-04-13 15:58:53,005 ERROR [main] [sf.hibernate.cfg.Configuration] addInputStream Could not configure datastore from input stream
org.dom4j.DocumentException: Nested exception:
at net.sf.hibernate.cfg.Configuration.addInputStream(
Nested exception:


DNS is resolving other addresses fine so does not seem to be a dns issue.

How can I resolve this? 

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Joe Clark Atlassian Team Apr 13, 2015

This is actually a bug in Confluence 3.5.4 - upgrading to Confluence 3.5.5 will fix it.

The bug is now more crucial now that doesn't exist any more smile

Installing the patch fixed the problem and Confluence started normally! Thanks a lot!

Atlassian does not support Subversion repositories anymore.   They moved to Git.  So, does not exist.   You can try faking out that uri in your local host file and see if you can get your system back up.  I would point it back to own machine.

If the gets you up, I would try to find where is configured/used and remove it.

Thanks for the info! I tried setting up the fake url to localhost but apparently the address has to be valid as i got a ' Connection refused' instead.

Hmm, that's too bad. I would continue faking things up like installing a dummy subversion server on a machine and then pointing to that web services. You could also try looking at your configuration and database tables to see if can disable things as well. Backup before making changes in case things goes terribly wrong. Atlassian support might be able to help, but

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