Confluence upgrade from 5.6 to 6.1


I'm going to upgrade my confluence from 5.6 to 6.1 but I facing problem.

I follow all documents and steps to update but now luck.
currently, I'm getting below error.  


om.atlassian.util.concurrent.LazyReference$InitializationException: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Spring Application context has not been set


I tried to start confluence service without root user but no luck.

please help me on this issue.

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Apr 18, 2017

In my experience with the error "Spring Application context has not been set" it is caused by Confluence Home Directory file system permissions 9 times out of 10. You probably found this article:

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

In some cases I have seen the error when the confluence.cfg.xml is corrupt in the root of the home directory.

To get faster results, please consider opening a support request at You can include logs from the upgrade and find out what happened.







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