Confluence XML export with attachments does not work

Yesterday I tried to make a XML Backup (Confluence 4.3.2) with attachments but the XML file size was not big as I expected. My attachment folders size was 450MB, and the XML file was only about 40 MB.

At least I restored the data in two steps: I copied the attachments folder AND the XML to the new server and everything works fine -after I installed the Arsenale Lockpoint Plugin on the new server.

I searched a.answers, the documention and the web but I did not find an answer to this problem. Does anyone knows why the attachments are not included in de XML? As I remember the only limit for XML files are 2GB.

Best regards from Hamburg

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Hi Peter,

Assuming you didn't uncheck the "include attachments" checkbox on the backup page then the most likely reason is that Confluence didn't have enough memory to complete the backup successfully, so I would try to increase Confluence's memory allocation and re-running the backup again.

All the best,
John

Hi John,

both boxes are checked, the sever has 8GB RAM, 2GB swap and confluence Java has got 1024-2048/521 MB RAM . In my opinion this should be enough

the catalina.out says nothing, but the atlassian.log gives a warning:

2013-05-08 13:15:03,931 WARN [http-8090-25] [confluence.importexport.impl.XMLDatabinder] writeObjects Null object found for key:class = com.atlassian.confluence.security.persistence.dao.hibernate.UserLoginInfo, id = 0

I tried to search the internet, but found nothing about this warning.

Best regards from Hamburg, Peter

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