I am having a hard time backing up Confluence & Postgres.
I am using docker-compose to startup a PostgresDB and afterwards Confluence.
This is from the docker-compose-file:
The original idea:
-> NOT working at all :-(
Then I thought maybe I need to backup "/opt/atlassian/confluence/conf" from the Confluence-container in a Docker-Volume as well -> Not working, again. Server doesn't even startup anymore (restarting (1)).
The last thing i tried desperatly:
After removing the volumes from the docker-compose-file and setting up Confluence I stopped the containers to back them up completely
docker commit -p confluence confluence_backup
After spinning them up again, Confluence wasn't initialized and I had to start again.
Anyone experienced the same and can help me to properly backup & restore a running Confluence instance with Postgres?
You should only need to back up & restore the contents of $CONFLUENCE_HOME, i.e. /var/atlassian/application-data/confluence
All other configuration (i.e. server.xml / Tomcat) should be coming from the environment (documented on https://hub.docker.com/r/atlassian/confluence-server )
What exactly happens when you do this - what errors do you get, what appears in the log?
I did solve this problem by now.
Turns out that while restoring the volume with "https://github.com/loomchild/volume-backup" another _data-Folder into the recreated Volume (with the original contents in it) was added.
So I had to move the data in the recreated volume one directory up - et voila, the backup-restore process worked fine :-)
Thanks for your help though!
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