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Confluence crashed and got error "Spring Application context has not been set" Edited

Our Confluence suddenly crashed and then manually start with Fatal error  below: 

2019-10-31 02:40:18,327 FATAL [localhost-startStop-4] [atlassian.spring.container.SpringContainerContext] getComponent Spring Application context has not been set
2019-10-31 02:40:18,330 WARN [localhost-startStop-4] [atlassian.confluence.plugin.PluginFrameworkContextListener] contextDestroyed Failed to shut down plugin system during ServletContext shutdown: Spring Application context has not been set

Once we tried to open the main page, it redirected us to the setup page.(https://<our confluence server hostname>/setup/setupstart.action)

no change has been made recently, and Confluence was working properly before crash.  What is the possible reason of this error? how to fix it ?

1 answer

Hi @Yingying Wang 

Regarding the "Spring Application context has not been set" issue, there might be several causes. Please review the following article and identify the root cause of this issue.

Confluence does not start due to Spring Application context has not been set



Hi Yoga,

Thanks for your answer.  while it is still not fixed. 

I noticed that  plugindata table in the database  is empty, is it normal ?

plugindataid | pluginkey | filename | lastmoddate
(0 rows)

currently error logs:

2019-11-04 22:39:26,996 FATAL [localhost-startStop-1] [atlassian.spring.container.SpringContainerContext] getComponent Spring Application context has not been set
2019-11-04 22:39:26,997 ERROR [localhost-startStop-1] [atlassian.confluence.plugin.PluginFrameworkContextListener] contextInitialized Error initialising plugin manager: Spring Application context has not been set





Hi Yoga,

I am wondering if my confluence.cfg.xml file has been corrupted. it is not empty, but I didn't find any database connection details there?  ( I am using an local postgresql as confluence database)


<property name="confluence.webapp.context.path"></property>
<property name="hibernate.c3p0.acquire_increment">1</property>
<property name="hibernate.c3p0.idle_test_period">100</property>
<property name="hibernate.c3p0.max_size">60</property>
<property name="hibernate.c3p0.max_statements">0</property>
<property name="hibernate.c3p0.min_size">20</property>
<property name="hibernate.c3p0.timeout">30</property>
<property name="hibernate.connection.driver_class">org.h2.Driver</property>
<property name="hibernate.connection.isolation">2</property>
<property name="hibernate.connection.password"></property>
<property name="hibernate.connection.username">sa</property>
<property name="hibernate.database.lower_non_ascii_supported">true</property>
<property name="hibernate.dialect">org.hibernate.dialect.H2Dialect</property>
<property name="hibernate.setup">true</property>


Should JDBC driver or Database information be stored in this file ?  




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