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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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has anyone tried something like this?

  1. In Confluence site 1, create a new "temp" space. --make sue the key does not exist in target Confluence site.
  2. Copy or move content to temp space.
  3. Export the temp space.
  4. Import the temp space to Confluence site 2.
  5. Move the content to the target Space.
  6. Delete the temp space.

It worked well for us.

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This is the 'native' solution.

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Can you give more details on how to import a space?

Still no native solution?

Move to Notion :-)

Notion is nowhere near as customisable as Confluence.

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