Document Retention - How to do that in Confluence

Hello!

If we want to avoid running out of bounds with disk space we need to put document and file retention policies.

  • Is there a macro to be able to tag files which I just haven't found yet?
  • Is it possible to extend the XML code of a page so that it contains the 'Best Before' Date, which can be used to remove expired content automatically?

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Hi Bernd,

For expiring content automatically you may find the Confluence Archiving Plugin useful. For more of a manual approach I wrote a user macro that will list all the pages in a Space that haven't been updated for a certain period of time, details on my blog.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by "tag files I just haven't found yet". Is that pages you haven't visited?

Andrew.

Bernd, there is a blog post written on this exact topic: http://www.kikamaca.com/2011/08/managing-content-in-confluence-archiving-and-retention-policies/

This is thorough, well-written and you may also find this extremely valuable.

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