I have been using confluence for approx. 3 months now. I have been monitoring logs for a while correcting issues as I have found them. (Mostly me breaking stuff like installing ssl and losing the ability to create a space since I did not update the Server Base URL in the General Configuration control panel).
Banter aside: Is there any recommended Maintenance schedule that I should perform?
I have noted that my server has started to accumulate quite a few backups (I am looking at 99 now). If I do remove these backups would that interfere with my ability to view page history. I imagine that this backup is of some confluence databases and revision history is stored in the confluence database tables and not in these backups. Is this a correct assessment?
Would there be any other things that would be considered confluence best practices?
Thanks for reading all.
For most systems, there's not much more than some basic housekeeping to do:
To go along with Nic's point 2 it's not a terribly great idea to have your backups on the same machine that you are backing up. So, you should look at something a little more robust. If you have a more standard database/machine backup strategy already in place then you could turn off the Confluence scheduled backup task.
I'm relatively new to Confluence... How do we see the logs and the backups? I.e. can we put some address in the windows explorer bar and then see the folder(s) where these are kept?
Also, how do we monitor the system size and see the old pages so that we can weed out things that aren't being used anymore?
No, not unless you've installed software to serve up the logs as web pages (bad idea, as it might leak sensitive information).
You need to go on to the server to check logs.
Monitoring is a whole different topic - I'd raise that as a new question, as it's an interesting one, and deserves a wider audience than just the few people here.
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