We're evaluating Confluence and unfortunately installed version 4.3. Many of the plug-ins that we need to evaluate do not support version 4.3.
Is it possible to downgrade to Confluence 4.2? and if so, how would we do this.
Is it possible to manually install the plug-ins in our Confluence 4.3 and see if they do work?
Any thoughts about the best solution?
You could try this:
Please note that this is not officially supported, but I think this should probably work between 4.3 and 4.2.
Ah, um, you can't downgrade. You can go back to the last backup you took of the 4.2 system, that's probably the best you can do.
You might be able to export everything from 4.3 and re-import it, but I don't think the process of manually downgrading the database is going to work.
Yes, you can try that. There's no guarantees, but generally, with a very recent release, the "plugin is not valid for this version" actually means "it might be, but we haven't tested it yet". Manual installation will tell you, but I'd try it in a development system first, and backup the main system before risking it (That said, I've never had a plugin trash my data - generally the ones that aren't compatible go "eek" and fall over before writing any data)
Alex's answer is probably the best approach for downgrading, and his point about official support is important - I have no idea how much the database has changed between 4.2 and 4.3, but he does, so it could be worth a try.
I'd still try upgrading the plugins first though. Confluence 4.3 is nicer than 4.2 :-)
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