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Install using existing database

Can I install Confluence onto existing Confluence database, without having the installation wipe out the existing contents?

I don't have an xml backup of my content.

I had to reinstall the software, but I don't want the installation software to wipe the database and recreate tables because I want to preserve the pre-existing Confluence data.

 

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Use the TGZ or ZIP download instead. You can set it up manually to point to the existing database, which won't wipe the contents of the DB. Atlassian has a doc that outlines the process. I find this easier than using the installer, personally. I would recommend performing a database backup first, to be safe, though.

The option to manually point to an existing database seems to have been removed. 

I was able to accomplish the same by letting the install create a blank database and then changing confluence.cfg.xml file to point back to old database as outlined here:

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Confluence-questions/Cannot-restore-Confluence-from-existing-database/qaq-p/736817 

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