So, I am attempting a setup of Confluence on linux. Unfortunately it seems the documentation is not only confusing, but conflicting as well.
So I setup the install using the "best practice" instructions on Linux. However, I do not have a GUI installed on the Ubuntu server. So I can't access the initial setup page using localhost.
I went and changed the server.xml to change it using the "<Host name="... settings to the server name I wanted. I made a dns entry. However, when I attempt to access it at http://servername.domain.com:8090 I just get a time out.
Also, setting up this way doesn't appear to give me any logs either. How in the world am I supposed to know what is going on? Is it even running?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
There's a simple check for what is running - try, on the server, curl localhost or wget localhost. That should get you an html file which is what a browser would render if it could connect. If that does not give you a setup page, it should give you an error message to work with.
Also, you do have logs - confluence-home/log is the place to look. If there's nothing in there, then the application isn't even starting, and you'll want to look in confluence-install/logs to see why Tomcat can't start it.
Thanks nic for that info. It helped, a lot! I am making progress...
I was able to discover that it was not running. So I logged in as the dedicated user and ran the script manually. That did get the tomcat server running. I was able to work through the errors I found in the logs.
Now when I use the wget it shows it is connecting. So how do I get it to respond on another host name other than localhost?
I changed the server.xml (2 variables there), and when I do a wget from the server using localhost or the new host name it responds. However do this from another machine and I get a connection timed out. Any ideas?
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