Can it be possible in the Confluence 3.4.6 to take weekly backups

or backup only on interval rather then taking backups daily.?

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I would like to echo Luiz's comments.

Setting up a cron job to copy, zip and scp your <confluence_home> to another is a great idea. For a full production backup you will need to do the same thing with the confluence database.

The XML backup utility built into Confluence can be a resource hog as the size of your instance grows. It is a good idea to have the process that backs up your product be external to the product. This give you an extral layer of protection through abstraction

You can change the time of daily Confluence backup, please follow this link -

Aslo I hope you find this link useful too

the link you provided me was to change the backup time. but i need to change the interval for back up from 1 day to 3 days

Yes the second link is the 3rd Party Plugin for Confluence. Please go through the 4th point, you can backup your confluence as per your criteria by modifying the value under the <value></value>. Let me know if that helps you


In addition to the previous comments, if you have a large instance would be also recommended to take a look at our production backup strategy to better understand how to approach a backup strategy in this kind of environment:

Best Regards,


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