How do I delete all confluence spaces?

we need to host separate Confluence for one of our teams and so I am planning to take a snapshot of existing confluence db and remove the existing spaces except one required space. So I wanted to remove nearly 100 spaces. Can I remove all spaces in one shot instead of manually removing spaces?

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Confluence Command Line Interface has removeSpace action which would make it faster and easier for you. You can use this in conjunction with one of the run actions like runFromList.

Hi Bob, Will the below action work or do I have to use only with runFromList?

confluence --action runFromSpaceList --common "--action removeSpace --space @space@"

It got SocketTimeoutException when I executed the above command.

Remote error: ; nested exception is:

java.net.SocketTimeoutException: Read timed out

That should work, but, you said you wanted to delete all but 1 space and that will delete them all. How quickly did you get the timeout? There is a connectionTimeout parameter you can use to increase the timeout, but, I wouldn't have expect you would need that. Can you complete getSpaceList? If so, can you delete the first space on the list without a timeout?

It is ok to delete all spaces so I tested with the command. I observed SocketTimeOut exception while deleting every space..

c:\Srinivas\atlassian-cli-3.8.0>confluence --action runFromSpaceList --common "--action removeSpace --space @space@"

Run: --action removeSpace --space Space1

Remote error: ; nested exception is: java.net.SocketTimeoutException: Read timed out

Client error: 1 actions failed

Ok, perhaps the space is very large and taking too long to complete. So, set a much higher timeout on the remove space action. --connectionTimeout 0 should go forever.

I have one question. Can we delete all personal spaces also using CLI tool?

Yes, runFromSpaceList has an option to include personal spaces. It is off by default. Use --personal to include them in the list.

Does this only apply to the cloud instance of confluence or does it include self-hosted?

Hi Atlassians, Any comments please?

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