Failure during space import

  1. Install and setup Confluence 5.4.4
  2. Add 2 users
  3. Create space, add page
  4. Log in as user1 and add to favourites a page from this space
  5. Log in as user2 and add to favourites the same page
  6. Export space to XML
  7. Install and setup Confluence 5.4.4 (to start clean again)
  8. Add 2 users
  9. Import space from
  10. Get error "Import failed. Check your server logs for more information. duplicate key: class=class com.atlassian.confluence.labels.Label"
  11. Go to dashboard
  12. Space is there
  13. Log in as user1
  14. Observe that page you favourited is listed two times under your favourite pages
  15. Log in as user2
  16. Observe that page you favourited is not listed at all under your favourite pages

In the log file:

2014-04-24 20:10:26,371 ERROR [Long running task: Importing data] [confluence.importexport.actions.ImportLongRunningTask] runInternal Failure during import
 -- referer: http://localhost:1990/confluence/admin/backup.action | url: /confluence/admin/restore-local-file.action | userName: admin | action: restore-local-file
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: duplicate key: class=class com.atlassian.confluence.labels.Label,id=1212417,<null>
        at com.atlassian.confluence.importexport.DefaultImmutableImportProcessorSummary.newInstance(
        at com.atlassian.confluence.importexport.DefaultImportExportManager.performImport(
        at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
        at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
        at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
        at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
        at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.invokeJoinpoint(
        at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(
        at org.springframework.transaction.interceptor.TransactionInterceptor.invoke(
        at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(
        at org.springframework.aop.framework.JdkDynamicAopProxy.invoke(
        at $Proxy77.performImport(Unknown Source)
        at com.atlassian.confluence.importexport.actions.ImportLongRunningTask.runInternal(
        at java.util.concurrent.Executors$
        at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask$Sync.innerRun(
        at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.runTask(
        at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$

There are duplicate entries in the CONTENT_LABEL table (on labelid + contentid).

  1. Is this error harmless besides messing with favourites?
  2. Is it a known issue?

3 answers

I have experienced the same thing. Is there any other problems than the favorites thing? Does the import stop when the error occurs or does it continue until the end?

After further investigation I found out it depends on order of elements in the export XML file. Order is somewhat random. If you're unlucky you end up with objects of class ConfluenceUserImpl being after objects of class Label. Space import fails in that case (if you have a page favourited by two users).

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Mauro Badii Atlassian Team May 19, 2015

@Rp Subhub,

Thanks for reporting your findings on this. I found it while doing tests on this same bug and guided me to the cause and a workaround thumbs-up

There is now a bug for this behaviour at

Thanks again!

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