Confluence on a mini PC

wich is the smallest device for a Confluence. I would like to install it on a Raspberry PI or a Intel Galileo. Do you have any experiences/ideas? Thank you for help

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Stephen Sifers Community Champion Oct 28, 2014

Yes, you can run Confluence on a Pi B+ device. (although it really more of a pet project than production site.)

The tricks:

You can't use the linux bin install, you must manually configure you environment. I used the following guide:
https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Installing+Confluence+on+Linux+from+Archive+File

You MUST adjust your java memory since the Pi B+ device only has a max of 512MB of memory. I capped my java memory in the bin/setenv.sh file to use the following:

CATALINA_OPTS="$CATALINA_OPTS -Xms128m -Xmx256m -XX:MaxPermSize=128m -XX:+UseG1GC"

 

Other than that, its slow but it does work.

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Michael,

I suggest you to take a look on the Confluence System Requirement page below. Not sure if Raspberry PI or Intel Galileo will be able to confortable run Confluence.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Server+Hardware+Requirements+Guide

Cheers

Luciano Fagundes

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Rina Nir Solutions Partner Jul 21, 2014

Hi Michael,

From my experience Confluence requires at least 2BG RAM to function reasonably well. I really doubt the feasability of it running in any sensible way on the spec you mentioned. BTW: what is the reason for using this spec? Is is an experiment?

Rina

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it was just the idea to have one on a small hardware without to use lot of energy. I'll try it with a barebone and I will have 4GB RAM inside, so that should be enough...

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I would like to be able to take a small PC with me at work where I don't always have an internet connection and don't want to carry an extra PC or have my PC always on as a server. I tried installing on a Raspberry Pi but got to a point where I registered the license and then it crashed. I haven't been able to get it going since. I suspect it has something to do with folder permissions. Has anyone had any success?

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I know this post is old, but just an update - The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (!024MB RAM) runs Confluence way better than the Model B+ (512MB RAM). Average page load is about 3 to 4 seconds on a personal Pi 2 that's on a local network where I'm the only one using it.  On the B+ It was closer to 8 to 10 seconds. It's a much more viable solution for personal use (and even light small business use perhaps).

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