Importing Confluence spaces to Confluence OnDemand

When I do the first step of importing

  1. If your version is older than the current Confluence OnDemand version, choose one of the following options. It is highly recommended that you use the 1st option because it does not impact your existing Confluence installation in any way.

Option 1 - recommended

a. Download and install the relevant 5.0-OD version from

b. Take a full Confluence backup from your existing Confluence installation.

c. Import the full backup into the newly installed 5.0 OD one.

d. Continue to the following steps.

I get this message

  • Backups made prior to Confluence 2.7.4 (build 1117) can not be restored. This backup had build number 1109.
  • Could not determine the space key from contents of
  • Restore denied. You can only restore space backups exported from the same major version (e.g. 2.2.x or 2.3.x).

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So you should update you local installation first. The upgrade to the eap that ondemand is using. Export spaces then and try to Import them in ondemand.

Thank you Faysal,

Unfortunately I don’t have the possibility to upgrade the original Confluence.

Any other suggestion



Can you upgrade on a local host? If so just grab latest export and import it into you local Installation which is the same version your exported file is from. Then upgrade confluence there and export
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thank you, Faysal

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