Confluence upgrade and move

We are on version 3.4 and it's running on a windows 2003 server and the DB is Postgre.

I want to move this to a new windows 2008 server with a SQL Server DB.

Where do I start? Is there a migration and upgrade path?

Suggestions welcome!

Thanks

Mark

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It really depends on the size of your instance. If it's not too big it may be the easiest to make an xml backup of the old instance (admin section), make a clean install of the new version (hooked up to the new database) and import the data there.

Also, you'll want to have a look at the confluence upgrade notes. Maybe it's possible to skip a few version (if you want to upgrade to the newest version of confluence) or maybe you'll have to do several upgrades: http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Upgrade+Notes+Overview

Maybe it's best if you give us some more information (to which version do you want to upgrade to?, how big is your instance?, are there a lot of attachments?, etc.) so we may find the best solution for your needs.

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