How can I query Confluence trial database?

Hello, 

I'm a developer in a company which has Confluence licence (we host on our own server, up to 10 users, one-time payment of 10$). We are planning to get content from Confluence not via api, but via Confluence database. In production (as Confluence database is on our server) query Confluence database seems possible, but how can I query database of Confluence trial version? (I use Confluence trial version for development/testing)

If it is not possible to query Confluence trial database, is there a better solution (another Confluence licence or something like this)? 

 

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Direct access to the database is a bad idea.  Even read only, it's not great (never, ever, ever write)

You will not get access to the Cloud database behind any instances on Cloud.

If you're running locally though, you can read the database, but it depends on which one you're using.

Is it not possible even if I would have developer's licence? Maybe you know another solution (besides not to read directly from database:) ? My problem is that I have no idea how to implement those queries in both development and production environments.

I'm using MSSQL in production.

You should be using MySQL with your development instance as well, Confluence commercial license (which 10user license is) is not binded with any database.  

That said - you can use any supported database with your 10 user licensed Confluence

If you are talking about the development license (which you can run via Atlassian SDK then the database it uses is HSQL, and querying this DB is kind of problematic, especially on a running Confluence instance)

And you have tagged the question with confluence-cloud... but the question is about server hosted version... !?

No, as I said, you don't get access to Cloud databases.

A local database is not a problem (although I'm sticking with "never write").  The obvious question though is "why?".  What are you trying to achieve?  Why not get the content in Confluence?

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