It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

How to amend Modified date displayed for attachments

We're in the process of moving documents from an old Confluence server (5.1.2) to a new instal (6.13.10) and documents on the new server are showing up as having a modified date of date of transfer. 

How do I go about making changes so that I can retain the same dates on the documents as displayed previously.

Many thanks

1 answer

1 accepted

0 votes
Answer accepted
Diego Atlassian Team Mar 10, 2020

Hello there! As I understand, you are currently migrating documents from one Confluence instance into another. During this process, the document creation date is altered to the copy date. Is that correct @John Reid ?

If the movement you are executing consists of downloading files from one Confluence into another, the modification date will be altered to match the current workflow. This is because the files are actually changing when you download and upload them again.

If you need every date to be the same as what you had in the previous instance, you will need to export content from the old instance and then import it back into the new one.

Keep in mind that importing a space into Confluence will effectively bring all the content within that space. You can check further information on how to import and export spaces here:

Let us know if this helps you out! Looking forward to your reply.

@Diego thanks for the reply.


I was able to achieve the desired results by updating the CREATIONDATE and LASTMODDATE in the CONTENT table for the required attachments.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted in Confluence

Lessons and Learnings: Six Months of Working Remote [Discussion]

Hey there, folks! For most of us, the past six months- yes, you read that right- have been a journey. More people than ever before have pivoted to working remotely, and navigating being on-scre...

8,466 views 6 6
Join discussion

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you