Confluence evaluation on external database

I am installing a confluence instance for a customer. Right now it will run on an evaluation license. But after a month it will run on a comercial license.

BUT I can't connect it to an external database? When I enter the license, even though I selected production environment in the wizard, in sets up confluence on the HSQLDB...

NOW we have to do a database migration when we get the commercial licenses, which basically consist of RE-INSTALLING, confluence from scratch again...

ANY specific reason confluence with an evaluation license can't be installed on an external database????


This is possible for Jira, Stash and Bamboo...


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Let me guess, you're running Confluence 5.6.1?

Where there's a bug that means it skips the database question...

Try 5.6.2 or 5.6.3

Yes. Thanks for the answer. I will get 5.6.3 and install that.

Hey Timothy,

Just complementing Nic's answer, below is the bug for reference:

Also download 5.6.3 since that is the one that contain the fix (we did not released 5.6.2).




Oops, sorry, I forgot 5.6.2 was skipped!

I have one other issue I encountered with confluence. As sysadmin I am constantly getting a session timeout. I can't even edit a space for 2 minutes without getting session time out or token errors. Any ideas about this?

That's unrelated - I'd raise a separate question (although I'd start by checking your browser - try others and see if it still happens)

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