Confluence Test system

Hi.  We are putting together a test system for Confluence prior to upgrade / Cloud.  We have built it, but have come across the following in the documentation;

"Once this is done, you can start your test instance without any mails being sent or retrieved. Think carefully about other plugins which may access production systems (SQL macro, etc.). These should be disabled promptly after starting the test instance."

As we didn't build the original system, we do not know which plugins may or may not access production systems.  Is there any way of finding out?


1 answer

0 vote
Ann Worley Atlassian Team May 30, 2017

The user installed plugins are listed on the Confluence Admin>Manage Add-ons page. You may investigate them by checking out their Atlassian Marketplace listings.

If the SQL macro is being used there will be a datasource for the database defined in <Confluence_Install_dir>/conf/server.xml. Depending on your DBMS, the datasource will look something like:

<Resource name="jdbc/confluence" auth="Container" type="javax.sql.DataSource"
         validationQuery="Select 1" />


Thanks Ann.  Looking at our server.xml it looks nothing like that so I think we are in the clear!

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Kesha Thillainayagam
Posted Apr 13, 2018 in Confluence

We want to hear how your non-technical teams are using Confluence!

Hi Community! Kesha (kay-sha) from the Confluence marketing team here! Can you share stories with us on how your non-technical (think Marketing, Sales, HR, legal, etc.) teams are using Confluen...

1,716 views 25 10
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