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I have old (2012) archives of my Jira and Confluence projects. Is there a way to get them back?

joecline I'm New Here Aug 29, 2022

None of the stock "you have a 2 year old archive" instructions worked. So I guess this is more of a request for help from a long time Atlassian, than a how do I type request. If you might be able to help me, I would much appreciate it. 


Jira: JIRA Build : 5.2-m04#806-sha1:998dcd65885402c30ca9d2370d5349cb200d5984
Confluence: #Mon Sep 17 21:42:26 CDT 2012    buildNumber=4007


This is a personal project I did in 2010-2012 in Yii php framework that for some unknown reason I restarted in Nodejs and would love to have the discussions and thoughts back for the remaking. 

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Benjamin Community Leader Aug 29, 2022

Hi @joecline ,


Probably not. Based on what is mention, it sounds like a non-standard Atlassian approach to archiving. 


If you can, start jira and confluence data up, you maybe able to save the data. Please keep in mind, you may need to be on minimum version in order to migrate the data to Cloud or DC platform.



joecline I'm New Here Aug 31, 2022

Hmm. those were in some text files in the folders.. But there are things I would expect like properties files and xml schemas from atlassian 

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<backup xmlns="" xmlns:xsi="">
<meta key="" value="PostgreSQL"/>
<meta key="database.version" value="8.4.8"/>
<meta key="database.minorVersion" value="4"/>
<meta key="database.majorVersion" value="8"/>
<meta key="" value="PostgreSQL Native Driver"/>
<meta key="driver.version" value="PostgreSQL 8.4 JDBC4 (build 702)"/>
<column name="COMMENT_ID" primaryKey="false" autoIncrement="false" sqlType="-5" precision="19"/>
<column name="ID" primaryKey="true" autoIncrement="true" sqlType="4" precision="10"/>
<column name="ISSUE_ID" primaryKey="false" autoIncrement="false" sqlType="-5" precision="19"/>
<column name="PARENT_ID" primaryKey="false" autoIncrement="false" sqlType="12" precision="255"/>
<column name="REMOTE_ID" primaryKey="false" autoIncrement="false" sqlType="12" precision="255"/>
<column name="REMOTE_OBJECT_TYPE" primaryKey="false" autoIncrement="false" sqlType="12" precision="255"/>
<column name="REMOTE_SYSTEM_ID" primaryKey="false" autoIncrement="false" sqlType="12" precision="255"/>

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