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How to transfer pages to another Confluence instance (without space export and bob CLI)?



it happens quite often that I test something on our Confluence test-instance and create pages (with attachments) on that test-instance. At some point I want to transfer those pages including child pages to our productive environment. Both environments are basically identical, except that the DB of the test-instance is usually a couple of months old.

Is there no opportunity to do that?

I just found:

  • Manually copy / paste each individual page in edit mode
  • Space export/import (which does not apply in our situation)
  • bob swift CLI solution (which is quite expensive and complicated just for transferring pages)

Hope you have a better idea to solve that...


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Dear @Markus Raab,

not easy, but free of charge - use the REST API of both Confluence instances.

Do you need help where to start first?

So long


Not easy does not sound that good ...

I can't imagine why this is such a big deal, but obviously it is. 


Do you have any information for starters? Till then I probably have to manually copy page by page.

Dear @Markus Raab,

have a look at this page. There are some samples to get "warm".

So long


Thomas Deiler Community Leader Jan 31, 2018

Note: When you read my answer from this article, you can learn from a working example written in PHP. Its for Jira, but with minimal adaption it can also talk to Confluence.

@Thomas Deiler Thanks for your input again - I see, there is a clear answer for now: it's way too much time and effort for such a simple feature. I keep it in mind, but will not go for it now. Thanks!

Thomas Deiler Community Leader Feb 02, 2018

Dear @Markus Raab,

so was my answer fine enough to be 'accepted'?

Many Thanks


Hi @Thomas Deiler

oh I was not aware about the badges, etc.

Sure ..why not.

Being May, 2019, isn't there yet a simple open source (or unexpensive) solution for performing just this?, i.e. copying pages and childs (including all related contents, e.g. attachments, comments, etc) from one Confluence instance to another?.

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I'm with Jamie and Markus 2019 and (if we, 'non programmers', want Confluence to be more widely used ) we still don't have a superquick n simple way to securely copy/move content from one confluence instance to another (be it cloud or server or or).  Please let me know if something surfaces else will assume not quick nor simple.

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Still no native solution?

Move to Notion :-)

Notion is nowhere near as customisable as Confluence.

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